The Indian hockey team will look to rewrite history as it attempts to clinch the elusive gold again in the 14th edition of Men`s Hockey World Cup. Indian their campaign opener, they will meet South Africa as the other Pool C clash. Whereas, South African coach Mark Hopkins said his side`s goal coming into the tournament is to become the most successful South African hockey-playing nation in the history of the World Cup. Here is the complete squad: South Africa Head coach: Mark Hopkins Squad: Tyson Dlungwana, Austin Smith, Tim Drummond (C), Paebo Lembethe, Julian Hykes, Thomas Hammond, Dayaan Cassiem, Rhett Halkett, Richard Pautz, Taylor Dart, Taine Paton, Mohamed Mea, Jethro Eustice, Rassie Pieterse, Nicholas Spooner, Keenan Horne, Nqobile Ntuli, Gowan Jones. India 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. Every voice counts! These South African fans have made a long journey to the Odisha Hockey Men`s World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018, but their team is sure to appreciate the boost that their support will provide.#IndiaKaGame #HWC2018 #DilHockey #INDvRSA pic.twitter.com/0kgDdIGFGp — Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) 28 November 2018 × 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. Playing XI: India: PR Sreejesh, Manpreet Singh (C), Harmanpreet Singh, Dilpreet Singh, Surender Kumar, Mandeep Singh, Lalit Upadhyay, Nilakanta Sharma, Varun Kumar, Akashdeep Singh, Chinglensana Kangujam. South Africa: Tyson Dlungwana, Austin Smith, Tim Drummond (C), Lembethe Nduduza, Julian Hykes, Dayaan Cassiem, Rhett Halkett, Taine Paton, Jethro Eustice, Rassie Pieterse, Nicholas Spooner. 🏑 | MATCHDAY | Here`s the Starting XI for @TheHockeyIndia and @SA_Hockey_Men as they face-off to begin their WC campaign.#HWC2018 #Odisha2018 🇮🇳 #INDvRSA 🇿🇦 pic.twitter.com/ZIIgGOSc2V — Hockey World Cup 2018 - Host Partner (@sports_odisha) 28 November 2018 × India and South Africa have played four matches against each other, out of which India emerged as the winner in one and the other three matches ended in a draw. And Chinglensana Singh of India is playing his 200th international match while Jethro Eustice is playing his 100th match. Team India took a 2-0 lead while playing against South Africa in the second match of Men`s Hockey World Cup 2018. With four shots on target, India had a better dominated the first quarter. India had 67 per cent of possession over South Africa. Mandeep Singh scored the first goal and Akashdeep extended the lead by scoring the second goal in 12th minute. It`s a treat for the crowd! South Africa need to find a breakthrough and better their defence as India will look to build up the pressure. At half-time, the score remained unchanged. India lead 2-0 against South Africa. There were several chances for team India but South Africa made few terrific saves. South Africa have slowly gained the required momentum. Let`s see, what`s coming up in the second half of the game. 🏑 | LIVE | HALF-TIME and the scoreboard remains unchanged. @TheHockeyIndia keep the lead. SCORE: 2-0#HWC2018 #Odisha2018 🇮🇳 #INDvRSA 🇿🇦 pic.twitter.com/Rj2fXDyHWN — Hockey World Cup 2018 - Host Partner (@sports_odisha) 28 November 2018 × The third quarter belonged to India. Simranjeet and Lalit have scored to extend the lead 4-0. South Africa is now under pressure as India sniff victory from here. 🏑 | LIVE | @TheHockeyIndia keep thinhs in the grip. SCORE: 4-0#HWC2018 #Odisha2018 🇮🇳 #INDvRSA 🇿🇦 pic.twitter.com/lhf6fF1LX0 — Hockey World Cup 2018 - Host Partner (@sports_odisha) 28 November 2018 × In the 43rd minute, Mandeep ran across into the circle and Simranjeet perfectly netted it, giving India it`s third goal. Just two minutes after that, Lalit Upadhyay deflected a power shot by Akashdeep pushing India closer to victory. India won their campaign opener 5-0 against South Africa. What a start! Manpreet Singh-led team has treated the crowd with a terrific match. 🏑 | LIVE | GAME-OVER! @TheHockeyIndia clearly put the opposition to mat tonight. Clinical 🙏😍 SCORE: 5-0#HWC2018 #Odisha2018 🇮🇳 #INDvRSA 🇿🇦 pic.twitter.com/q1voQoUkAj — Hockey World Cup 2018 - Host Partner (@sports_odisha) 28 November 2018 × Raja Namdhari, from One Team One Dream hails the Bhubaneswar crowd and expresses his desire of India winning the OHMWC Bhubaneswar 2018. He has brought in a fan force from all corners of India to back the Indian team. #INDvRSA #BELvCAN #IndiaKaGame #HWC2018 #DilHockey pic.twitter.com/t8ic2321SA — Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) November 28, 2018 × India registered an outstanding victory against South Africa 5-0 in their campaign opener. Simaranjeet Singh was awarded player of the match for scoring two crucial goals. Mandeep Singh, Akashdeep Singh and Lalit Upadhyay were the other goal scorers. `The wall of Indian hockey team`, PR Sreejesh, might not have played his most difficult match today but the job is not done yet, bigger challenges are standing on the way. While South Africa will buckle up for the next challenge. Next, India will face Belgium, who won the event`s opener against Canada 2-1, on December 2. On the same day, South Africa will face Canada. Here is the Schedule, Squad, Time and Venue. Thanks for joining us. Click here for latest and exclusive news related to the 14th edition of Men`s Hockey World Cup and keep reading the latest happenings in the world of sports only at WION.