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Hockey World Cup 2018, Match 10: India vs Belgium, Live Score, Commentary & Live Updates

INDIA 2 - BELGIUM 2
Updated: 02 December 2018 20:55 IST - Published: 02 December 2018 12:58 IST
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INDIA HAVE THE ADVANTAGE IN SPITE OF SHARING POINTS AS THEY ENJOY A BETTER GOAL DIFFERENCE AFTER HAVING BEATEN SOUTH AFRICA 5-0 WHILE BELGIUM MANAGED AT NARROW 2-1 WIN OVER CANADA IN THE OPENER- REMEMBER THE TOP TEAM IN THE POOL MAKES THE QUARTERS DIRECTLY

NOTHING MUCH TO CHOOSE BETWEEN AS FAR AS THE STATS ARE CONCRENED - ALTHOUGH THEY WERE LOPSIDED AT THE END OF THE FIRST HALF IN FAVOUR OF BELGIUM

12  CIRCLE ENTRIES AND 6 SHOTS ON GOAL FOR INDIA - 10 CIRCLE ENTRIES AND 4 SHOTS ON GOAL FOR BELGIUM WITH THREE PCs APIECE
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THE RED LIONS HAD A DREAM START AND EARNED THREE QUICK PCs - ALEXANDER HENDRICKX AND NOT LUYPAERT GOT THE BELGIANS AHEAD OFF A DRAG FLICK IN THE 8TH MINUTE - THE INDIAN DEFENCE STOOD FIRM AMIDST A WAVE OF ATTACKS FROM THE BELGIANS BUT FAILED TO GET THE FINAL TOUCHES RIGHT IN THE STRIKING CIRCLE. 

INDIA CAME BACK STRONGLY IN THE SECOND HALF AND HARMANPREET PUT INDIA AHEAD WITH A STROKE EARNED OFF A VARUN PC IN THE 39TH MINUTE- KOTHAJIT FOUND SIMRANJEET UNMARKED AT THE FAR POST WHO PUT INDIA AHEAD IN THE 47TH 

SIMON GOUGNARD RESTORED PARITY FOR BELGIUM IN THE 56TH - WHAT A CONTEST!!!
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A MATCH WHICH WAS BILLED TO BE AS GOOD AS A FINAL - LIVES UP TO THE HYPE AND EXCEEDS THE SAME BY A FAIR MARGIN - THE CROWD AT THE KALINGA STADIUM HAVE WITNESSED A RARE CLASSIC WHICH HAD ALL THE INGREDIENTS OF AN ABSOLUTE POTBOILER
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59' India try a long ball deep into the Belgian defence - and we have witnessed a classic here
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58' Akashdeep trying in to get a ball in from the backline - Belgium do not have Vanasch - India lose possession in the Belgian circle
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BELGIUM LOSE THEIR REFERRAL - FREE OUT TO THE DEFENCE
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57' DENAYER FIRES IN A SHOT - BALL WAS DANGEROUS SAYS THE REFEREE - NO SAY THE BELGIANS
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56' Dilpreet shows off his stick skills but cannot get past two Red Shirts at the center
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INDIA 2 - BELGIUM 2
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56' SIMON GOUGNARD GETS THE RED LIONS BACK IN THE GAME 
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55' BELGIUM TAKE VANASCH OFF - CAN INDIA HOLD ON???
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54' Tom Boon sneaks into the Indian circle - three Indian defenders dispossess Boon and India try a quick counter
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53' Hardik takes a tumble - Sloover attempts to build for Belgium - the Indian midfield solid as ever 
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51' Van Doren gets the Belgians moving after quite a while - no damage done
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50' Lalit begins a stinging move down the center - ball over the back line as the moves goes wrong at the last moment
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49' Van Aubel in the Indian circle - Varun is calm as ever as he intercepts and clears the lines
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48' Belgium attempt to build patiently - do so down the center - heavy tackle by Manpreet down the center
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INDIA 2 - BELGIUM 1
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46' Ball angled in by Manpreet from the back line - KOTHAJIT FINDS SIMRANJEET WHO IS POSITIONED BEHIND THE BELGIAN DEFENDER AT THE FAR POST
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CHANGE OF SCRIPT AFTER HALF-TIME - INDIA HAVE THE ASCENDANCY - BELGIUM NOT REALLY PEGGED BACK - BUT UNABLE TO POWER IN THE LONG BALLS INTO THE CIRCLE LIKE THEY DID IN THE FIRST HALF
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END OF Q3: INDIA 1 - BELGIUM 1
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44' Nilakanta finds Akashdeep - the Red Shirts too good outside the 23
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43' Charlier in the Indian circle - Sreejesh leaves his post and mops up
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41' Sumit prevents Gougnard from getting ahead - Free hit to Belgium after Lalit is pulled up for an infrigement at the edge of the Belgian circle
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