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  • 8:38 PM IST

    Hockey World Cup 2018 Live, India vs Belgium: India’s Varun Kumar wins the ‘Man of The Match’ after a stellar display.

  • 8:37 PM IST

    Hockey World Cup 2018 Live, India vs Belgium: India took a two-one lead at the second half but an equaliser by the world number three late in the game means the thrilling encounter ends in a two-all draw.

    FULL TIME: India 2, Belgium 2

  • 8:15 PM IST

    Hockey World Cup 2018 Live, India vs Belgium: India takes the lead!! That came out of nowhere, it’s Simranjeet who delivers with a marvellous piece of skill as he nets his third of the tournament.

    India 2, Belgium 1
  • 8:12 PM IST

  • 8:03 PM IST

    Hockey World Cup 2018 Live, India vs Belgium: A penalty for India, and they equalise!! Harmanpreet drags it sever so sweetly and its at the back of the net!

    Score: India 1, Belgium 1

  • 8:00 PM IST

    Hockey World Cup 2018 Live, India vs Belgium: The possession stands in favour of Belgium with 57% while India has had 43% so far. India needs to be more clinical in the final third.

    Score: India 0, Belgium 1


  • 7:56 PM IST

    Hockey World Cup 2018 Live, India vs Belgium: India squander their chance to take the lead again. But the crowd has come alive in the second half, can India find a goal again?


  • 7:54 PM IST

    Hockey World Cup 2018 Live, India vs Belgium: India are awarded their first penalty corner after a splendid effort by Manpreet Singh!

  • 7:39 PM IST

    Hockey World Cup 2018 Live, India vs Belgium: India have had their chances but as it stands, Belgium maintains their lead at the halftime.

    Score: India 0, Belgium 1

  • 7:38 PM IST

    Hockey World Cup 2018 Live, India vs Belgium: Belgium have spread themselves over the width of the turf to maintain posession while the Indian forwards pressure their circle area.

    Score: India 0, Belgium 1

India registered a comeback after going a goal down at the early stages to clinch a  two-all draw against world number three Belgium.

After an emphatic start to their campaign where India thrashed South Africa 5-0, the Manpreet Singh led outfit will now face a stiffer challenge when they take on Belgium in a Pool C tie. Belgium beat Canada 2-1, which was a well-fought match. For India, Simranjeet Singh scored a brace, while Mandeep Singh, Akashdeep Singh, and Lalit Upadhyay scored a goal apiece.

India will rely on its penalty corners as they know that is a huge strength they possess, whereas Belgium who got seven PC’s against Canada but were not able to convert any of them. India knows that a win will seal a quarter-final spot for them.

“We scored a mixture of beautiful field goals and penalty corners. Yes, we didn’t score directly from penalty corners but how we score doesn’t matter,” Harendra had said.

The coach said against Belgium the Indian strikers will need to capitalise on the chances the way they did against South Africa.

“If you think only about goals then you run for the goals and forget your basics and structure. You need to avail the opportunity that comes your way,” he added.