As it happened | Hockey World Cup 2018: Belgium 2-1 Canada

Belgium vs Canada Photograph: Others

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 28, 2018, 04.59 PM (IST)

Belgium vs Canada - Full time

In the first match of Hockey Men's World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018, Belgium emerged as the winner. 

Thanks to Felix Denayer and Thomas Briels, Belgium defeat Canada 2-1.

Mark Pearson of Canada found a breakthrough in the final quarter but that was not enough.

Coming up next is another interesting Pool C clash between India and South Africa.

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Belgium vs Canada - Quarter 4

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Mark Pearson of Canada found a breakthrough and scored in 48th minute, however, that is not enough as Canada failed to net another and eventually lost 1-2 to Belgium.


Belgium vs Canada - Quarter 3

A goalless quarter!

Belgium are leading with 2-0 score and the pressure is on Canada.

In the fourth and last quarter, Belgium will look to play a defensive game while Canada will have to find a breakthrough.


Belgium vs Canada - Quarter 2

The Belgium team is on fire!

They not only save a penalty corner but also scored again extending the lead to 2-0.

Thomas Briels of Belgium scored another stunner to give Belgium a fantastic start in the first match of Pool C.

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Belgium vs Canada - Quarter 1

Belgium have taken an advantage in the first quarter by taking a 1-0 lead.

Belgium's Felix Denayer scored with a splendid shot and also the first goal of Men's Hockey World Cup 2018.

Belgium were also denied a goal in the first quarter after referral.

The pressure will be on Canada now as they will look to equalise in the next quarter.


Belgium vs Canada

The playing XI of both the teams.

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Belgium vs Canada

The on-field action at the Odisha Hockey Men's World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018 has started and the level of excitement ahead of the start of this global sporting showpiece cannot be underestimated.

The fisrt match of the tournament is between Belgium and Canada.  

Here is the complete squad:

Belgium 

Head coach: Shane McLeod

Squad: Loic van Doren, Arthur van Doren, John-John Dohmen, Florent van Aubel, Sébastien Dockier, Cédric Charlier, Gauthier Boccard, Nicolas de Kerpel, Emmanuel Stockbroekx, Alexander Hendrickx, Thomas Briels (C), Felix Denayer, Vincent Vanasch, Simon Gougnard, Arthur De Sloover, Loïck Luypaert, Victor Wegnez, Tom Boon.

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Canada 

Head coach: Paul Bundy

Squad: Brandon Pereira, Scott Tupper (C), Gabriel Ho-Garcia, Oliver Scholfield, Richard Hildreth, Keegan Pereira, Balraj Panesar, Gordon Johnston, Brenden Bissett, James Wallace, Mark Pearson, Matthew Sarmento, John Smythe, Iain Smythe, James Kirkpatrick, Sukhi Panesar, David Carter, Antoni Kindler.