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Hockey World Cup 2018, Match 21: Belgium vs South Africa Live Score, Commentary & Updates

BELGIUM 5 - SOUTH AFRICA 1
Updated: 08 December 2018 18:38 IST - Published: 08 December 2018 12:44 IST
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SOUTH AFRICA SCORED IN THE OPENING SECONDS - BUT HENDRICKS AND LUYPAERT GOT THEIR DRAG FLICKS RIGHT WHILE CHARLIER AND GOUGNARD SCORED FROM OPEN PLAY

AS A RESULT OF THE 5-1 WIN -  A VICTORY BY ANY MARGIN WILL SEE INDIA EARNING A DIRECT TICKET TO THE QUARTERFINALS
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FULL TIME: BELGIUM 5 - SOUTH AFRICA 1
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59' GOUGNARD FIRES IT WIDE -  THE BALL IS IN THE BACK OF THE NET BUT HAS THE HOOTER GONE???? THE HOOTER WENT BEFORE THE GOAL WAS SCORED SAYS THE VIDEO REFEREE!!!
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58' Cedric Charlier cannot control the ball in the SA circle and SA have a chance to attack - Hykes and Spooner threaten the Belgian goal
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56' Belgium not looking as fleunt as they were earlier - as the clock ticks away
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55' SA find the back of the net - from outside the striking circle though!!
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54' Belgium have a free hit - just outside the SA circle - no damage done
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53' Wasted long cross by the Belgians - the Red Lions a little too hurried at the moment
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52' The Belgiums advancing in waves - as SA hold on at the back
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49' BELGIUM LOSE THE REFERRAL - BUT HAVE A GREAT CHANCE TO GET A SIXTH AFTER SOME SLOPPY WORK BY SA IN THEIR OWN CIRCLE- GOOD SAVE BY JONES!!!
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48' NICK SPOONER GETS A GREEN CARD - SA DOWN TO TEN - BELGIUM WANT A PC
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BELGIUM 5 - SOUTH AFRICA 1
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48' THEY DO NOW HAVE A FIFTH - THANKS TO CEDRIC CHARLIER WHO BENEFITS OFF A CROSS FROM GOUGNARD
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46' Simon Gougnard fails to get the cross right - Belgium still wait for a possible fifth
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NO GOALS IN THE THIRD QUARTER - THE BELGIANS HAD THEIR CHANCES BUT WERE A BIT SLOPPY IN THE STRIKING CIRCLE - THE SOUTH AFRICANS HAD A COUPLE TOO BUT FAILED TO ADD TO THE SCORESHEET
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END OF Q3: BELGIUM 4 - SOUTH AFRICA 1
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FREE OUT TO THE DEFENCE - NO STROKE FOR THE SOUTH AFRICANS
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44' SPOONER STEALS THE BALL AND DARTS IN - SA HAVE A STROKE - OR DO THEY INDEED????
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43' DE SLOOVER CANNOT MAKE IT COUNT IN THE ATTACKING CIRCLE - SPOONER AND NTULI FAIL TO DO THE SAME AT THE OTHER END!!!
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41' Belgium attack in waves - white shirts swarming outside the SA circle but cannot get the final passes right in front of goal 
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40' Belgium keep pressing - but SA have a quick counter in vain
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WAS THAT A HATTRICK FOR ALEXANDER HENDRICKS???? THE VIDEO REFEREE HAVING A QUICK CHECK - NO GOAL AS THE BALL DID NOT LEAVE THE CIRCLE BEFORE THE FLICK WAS TAKEN
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38' TOM BOON FAILS TO MAKE THE MOST OF TWO CHANCES - BUT BELGIUM HAVE A PC
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36' NTULI TRIES A QUICK COUNTER - BUT THE FINAL CROSS FAILS TO FIND A GREEN SHIRT
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34' Wegnez finds Van Doren - the Belgians try and inch ahead - no gaps as the South Africans crowd their defence and earn a free out
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LUYPAERT'S FLICK IS WIDE OFF A DEFENDER'S STICK
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YET ANOTHER PC 
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THE RED LIONS EARN THEIR FOURTH PC!!!
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33' The Belgians look for a defenders foot in the SA circle
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31' Gougnard and Luypaert get moving - Gauthier Boccard now outside the SA circle but SA have a 16-yard free hit and heave a sigh of relief
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SIXTEEN CIRCLE ENTRIES FOR THE BELGIANS WITH EIGHT SHOTS ON GOAL - SOUTH AFRICA HAVE MANAGED EIGHT CIRCLE ENTRIES WITH THREE SHOTS ON TARGET
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SOUTH AFRICA BEGAN IN STUNNING FASHION - FINDING AN OPENING GOAL IN THE OPENING SECONDS - BUT THE RED LIONS ARE BACK AND ROARING - ALEXANDER HENDRICKS AND LOICK LUYPAERT GET THE DRAG-FLICKS IN - SIMON GOUGNARD SCORES FROM OPEN PLAY
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HALF-TIME: BELGIUM 4 - SOUTH AFRICA 1
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THIS TIME, ITS LOICK LUYPAERT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BALL GOES STRAIGHT PAST RASSIE!!
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29' GOALMOUTH MELEE AND SA CONCEDE A PC
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29' CEDRIC CHARLIER HAS A CHANCE TO TAKE A SHOT - BLOCKED BY RASSIE
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28' Van Doren tries the left flank - Spooner dives and clears, finding the back of his own net
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27' Belgium push ahead yet again - the green shirts manage a quick turnover though!!
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25' VAN AUBEL FIRES ONE ACROSS THE FACE OF GOAL - BRIELS FAILS TO REACH IN TIME

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24' NTULI TRIES A REVERSE - FAILS TO GET THE SHOT RIGHT - EARNS A LONG CORNER
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22' The green shirts push ahead - the Belgian defence looking a lot stronger now!!!
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ALEXANDER HENDRICKS - SCORES HIS SECOND OF THE MATCH OFF A DRAG-FLICK!!! 
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21' BELGIUM HAVE THEIR SECOND PC!!
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19' BOON THIS TIME - IN THE SA CIRCLE - VAN DOREN FAILS TO KEEP THE BALL IN PLAY!!
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18' NTULI FAILS TO THE KEEP THE BALL IN PLAY AFTER SA LAUNCH A QUICK COUNTER
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BELGIUM 2 - SOUTH AFRICA 1
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18' VAN DOREN AND LUYPAERT PLAY A FEW ONE-TWO'S IN THEIR OWN HALD AND PLAY A LONG BALL IN - SIMON GOUGNARD SCORES
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16' VANASCH SAVES ONE FROM POINT-BLANK RANGE - CASSEIM HAS ANOTHER GOLDEN CHANCE
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SOUTH AFRICA MAKE A STUNNING START - BET BELGIUM ARE BACK IN THIS ONE!!!!