WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India
Dec 08, 2018, 07.43 PM
Belgium defeated South Africa 4-1 in their final Pool C clash on Saturday at Odisha's Kalinga Stadium in Men's Hockey World Cup 2018.
South Africa took a lead in the first quarter, as Nick Spooner scored a field goal within the opening minutes, but lost the momentum as the game progressed.
But Belgium bounced back in the game with an immediate equaliser by Alexendar Hendricks, who converted a penalty corner in the 12th minute, and dominated the game from there.
The European giants took a lead in the first quarter itself when Arthur Van Doren and Loick Luypaert created an excellent move from their own half before a long ball found Simon Gougnard who beat South African goalkeeper Rassie Pieterse with a calm finish.