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As it happened | Hockey World Cup 2018: Full time! India 2-2 Belgium

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: Dec 02, 2018, 08:42 PM IST

Indian hockey team players in action against Belgium. Photograph:(Twitter)

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India are heading into the match on the back of a commanding 5-0 win over South Africa, while the Red Lions managed a not-so-impressive 2-1 win over Canada. 

02 Dec 2018, 8:34 PM (IST)

And it is a draw for India and Belgium end the game with 2-2 score in a hard-fought game. 

What a game! Both the teams played brilliantly and displayed a class in their defence and attack.  



02 Dec 2018, 8:27 PM (IST)


Simon Gougnard scores the equaliser for Belgium.

Earlier, Belgium have been keeping the ball possession as they try to storm into the Indian circle but Indian defender have been tackling the ball brilliantly.


02 Dec 2018, 8:19 PM (IST)

2nd Goal for India. The Men in Blue take the lead with Simranjeet Singh's perfect finish!

Simranjeet deflected the ball from Kothajeet and scored his first goal. 





02 Dec 2018, 8:10 PM (IST)

Fans reaction after Harmanpreet scores equaliser against Belgium




02 Dec 2018, 8:03 PM (IST)

And It's a GOAL for India. They have managed to scored the equaliser after giving Belgium an upper hand in the first two quarters.

Harmanpreet scores the equaliser as he convert the Penalty stroke into goal.




02 Dec 2018, 7:58 PM (IST)

Penalty Corner for India as Manpreet, Lalit and Mandeep work in unison in the Belgium circle. Harmanpreet's drag flick fails to get the net as goalkeeper make an brilliant save from the stick.



02 Dec 2018, 7:41 PM (IST)

It's half-time. Belgium lead by 1 goal to NIL against India, thanks to their early strike from Penalty Corner.

India did create some chances but Mandeep failed to score while Dilpreet produced a selfish shot on the far post.





02 Dec 2018, 7:37 PM (IST)


Akashdeep has to sit out for 2 minutes as India down to 10 players. India losing ball possession after the interception a major worry for India and coach harendra Singh.

Belgium: 68% ball possession and India 32%

02 Dec 2018, 7:28 PM (IST)

Belgium are dominating possession. India have been trying make their way into the D but are not able to.



02 Dec 2018, 7:18 PM (IST)

And it's a GOAL!!!

Belgium scores in the first quarter to have an upper hand over India.

Alexander Hendrickx scores the first goal in what seems to be an high voltage clash.



02 Dec 2018, 7:07 PM (IST)

Penalty Corner for Belgium for Dangerous ball

And Another Penalty Corner for Belgiun as the ball hit the foot of Manpreet foot

But, India manages to clear the penalty corner.

Belgium going hard in India's circle which results in a free hit for India as ball hit Belgium player foot.



02 Dec 2018, 7:03 PM (IST)

And the game begins. 



02 Dec 2018, 6:41 PM (IST)

Hello and welcome to the Live coverage of the Hockey men's world cup 2018 match between India and Belgium, the third Pool-C match on the competition, at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar. 

India are heading into the match on the back of a commanding 5-0 win over South Africa, while the Red Lions managed a not-so-impressive 2-1 win over Canada. 

India presently stand atop in Pool C. A win tonight can assure them of a direct qualification for the quarter-final round while a loss will mean they will have to rely on crossovers to reach the quarters. 


Head coach: Harendra Singh

Squad: PR Sreejesh, Krishan Bahadur Pathak, Harmanpreet Singh, Birendra Lakra, Varin Kumar, Kothajit Khadangbam, Surender Kumar, Amit Rohidas, Manpreet Singh (C), Chinglensana Kangujam, Nilakanta Sharma, Sumit, Akashdeep Singh, Mandeep Singh, Dilpreet Singh, Simranjeet Singh.


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.