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FIH Hockey World League Final 2017: India vs Belgium Quarterfinal, Live Score & Match Updates

India 3-3 Belgium. Full Time. India win 3-2 on penalties!
Updated: 06 December 2017 21:40 IST - Published: 06 December 2017 20:42 IST
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With that, we come to the end of our coverage of this match, but do stay tuned to Sportskeeda, for more updates from around the world of sports.
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What a game this has been! As if a 3-3 result in regulation time was not enough, we had to experience the ups and downs of the penalty shootout! India, who had not won a game in this tournament before this, have turned their performances around, to beat the World No 3 Belgium 3-2 on penalties.
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Van Doren runs in for the penalty, rounds Chikte, and shoots on goal, but Chikte sticks out a hand in the last moment, to make the save. And with that, India win the shootout 3-2!
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Sudden Death! Harmanpreet sells his dummies and coolly slots it past the keeper, to make it 3-2!
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Akashdeep moves the ball towards the right, and pulls the trigger, but he shoots over the bar.
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Chikte is completely fooled, as the ball ends up in the back of the net. 2-2
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Sumit tries to round the keeper, but his shot is blocked
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Van Doren rounds the keeper, and pulls one back. 2-1 India!
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Rupinder up next, tries to round the keeper up, as his shot is deflected. The ball rolls towards goal and rebounds off the post. However, Rupinder slides in and scores the penalty. 2-0 India!
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Chikte makes yet another brilliant save, even after he was floored after being dummied.
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Lalit advances with intent, spins the keeper, and plays it through his legs.
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Chikte again advances and makes a brilliant save!
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Harmanpreet takes two attempts, but fails  to score.
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Bockheart is closed down by Chikte, and he puts it wide.
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Full Time! With that, we come to the end of this match, as the two teams go into a shootout.
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59 - Belgium are putting great pressure on the Indian goal, but Harmanpreet again launches another counter, as he sets Sunil through. Sunil enters the circle from the right, and crosses, but there's nobody there.
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56 - Another PC for Belgium! And they make a hash of it again, as the ball rolls out of the circle before the drag flick itself.
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55 - PC for Belgium! Luypaert lines up the shot, but there's some confusion among the Belgians, as they lose the plot completely, and  make a hash of it.
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52 - GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!! Charlier levels things up! An attack down the right was thwarted by Chikte, but Charlier was there on the rebound, to turn the ball into goal.
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51 - Van Dorren plays a long ball into the circle, but none of the Belgian attackers could get on to the ball, as it rolls out of play.
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48 - Harmanpreet plays a brilliant ball from out of defence to Mandeep, who is set through on goal. The attacker shoots on the reverse, but it is saved by the keeper.
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47 - PC for India! GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!! Rupinder slams the ball into the top corner! Belgium review the call, questioning whether the ball had gone out of the circle. However, the video umpire does not overturn the decision, and the goal stands.
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46 - GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLL!!!!!!!!! Luypaert scores again, and levels the scores! Luypaert lined up his shot from the PC, as the ball took a couple of deflections and flew into the goal.
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46 - Belgium get things underway, and instantly win a PC.
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End of Q3! With that, we come to the end of the third quarter, as India keep the lead. They now need to hold out for the last 15 minutes, to make it to the semis.
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45 - What a run by Sumit! He nearly ran the length of the pitch to the by-line, headed towards the goal, jinked past a defender, and got a clear shot at a half-empty goal. However, he fluffed his shot in the end.
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42 - Uthappa gets penalised with a green card,  as he continued to play despite the umpire's whistle.
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40 - Gurjant advances down the right, passes to Akashdeep, who is brought down just on the edge of the area. However, he was shielding the ball, and Belgium get a free hit.
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38 - PC for Belgium! GOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!! Luypaert pulls one back for Belgium! He lined up his shot from the PC, as the ball sailed into the goal off Manpreet's thigh.
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37 - Belgium put on a quick array of passes to mount an attack, but Rupinder clears
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35 - Lalit weaves his way into the circle, and earns a long corner.
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34 - PC for India! GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLL!!!!! Rupinder lines up the shot, but fools the entire Belgian defence, as he plays a sly back pass to Harmanpreet, who coolly slots it into the net.
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32 - GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLL!!!!!!!!!! Gurjant puts India in the lead!! Akashdeep passes the ball to Lalit, who plays it back to him, as he takes the shot, but it is blocked. However, Gurjant was present at the correct spot and turned the ball into the net.
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30 -PC for India with 33 seconds left! Harmanpreet lines up the shot, but it was blocked. Lalit was there to pounce on the rebound, but he could not captalise on it.
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30 - Mandeep gets a pass from Chinglensana, rounds a defender and draws the foul to earn a PC.
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27 - Gurjant releases Akashdeep on the left, as the striker tries to weave past two defenders, one of whom, lost his stick. However, the visitors managed to recover the ball in the end.
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26 - Manpreet intercepts in the middle of the park again, and releases Sunil down the right flank. The attacker twists and turns his way into the circle, but soon runs out of ground. Perhaps he's a bit too fast for his own good.
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23 - Sumit gets a long ball on the right, passes to Lalit, who squares it to Mandeep in the area, but it was a high ball, and Belgium get a free hit.
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20 - Sumit intercepts, passes to Manpreet, who passes forward to Mandeep. However, the latter is fouled in the Belgian half, and the attack is brought to an end.
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19 - Belgium may be keeping more possession of the ball, but India are playing the half-court press, and are looking to nick the ball and launch the counter attack.
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18 - Chance! And its Sunil again, who had that chance. Uthappa fizzed in the ball from the right flank, as Sunil, at full tilt, came sliding in with his stick. Unlike last time, the shot was on goal, but it was saved by the keeper.
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16 - India get the proceedings underway, but it is Belgium who get back on the ball, and launch their attack. India's defence, however, stands resolute.
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End of Q1! With that, we come to the end of the first quarter. It has been a pulsating affair at the Kalinga Stadium. The Belgians thought that they had taken the lead, but India turned the decision over with a review. It will be interesting to see how the two teams go about their business in Q2.
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13 - India launch a swift counter-attack through Chinglensana, but the attack peters out in the end.
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12 - That attack seems to have given a lot of momentum, as they dominate play.
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10 - What drama, here! The Belgium players do brilliantly against the run of play, as they turn the ball into the net, after a bit of confusion. However, after a review, the decision was overturned, as video replays showed that it came off a Belgian back stick.
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7 - India have done extremely well to keep possession of the ball. They are completely dominating play, and playing it out from the back.
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4 - Harmanpreet lines up the drag flick, but fails to get a proper connection on the ball. The eventual shot lacked power, and was easily cleared away by the defence.
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4 - Mandeep does brilliantly to roll the ball onto a Belgian foot, as India get a PC
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1 - Chance! What a massive chance that was for India. Bhupinder sent in the cross from the left flank, as the ball misses everyone, as Sunil waits at the far post. All he needed to do there was to tap it into an empty net from just two yards out. However, the somehow, he missed it from there.