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

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedDec 08, 2018 18:38 IST

BELGIUM 5 - SOUTH AFRICA 1

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18:38 (IST)8 DEC 2018

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18:35 (IST)8 DEC 2018

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

18:33 (IST)8 DEC 2018

FULL TIME: BELGIUM 5 - SOUTH AFRICA 1

18:31 (IST)8 DEC 2018

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!!!

18:29 (IST)8 DEC 2018

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

18:28 (IST)8 DEC 2018

56' Belgium not looking as fleunt as they were earlier - as the clock ticks away

18:26 (IST)8 DEC 2018

55' SA find the back of the net - from outside the striking circle though!!

18:26 (IST)8 DEC 2018

54' Belgium have a free hit - just outside the SA circle - no damage done

18:25 (IST)8 DEC 2018

53' Wasted long cross by the Belgians - the Red Lions a little too hurried at the moment

18:23 (IST)8 DEC 2018

52' The Belgiums advancing in waves - as SA hold on at the back

18:19 (IST)8 DEC 2018

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!!!

18:18 (IST)8 DEC 2018

48' NICK SPOONER GETS A GREEN CARD - SA DOWN TO TEN - BELGIUM WANT A PC

18:17 (IST)8 DEC 2018

BELGIUM 5 - SOUTH AFRICA 1

18:16 (IST)8 DEC 2018

48' THEY DO NOW HAVE A FIFTH - THANKS TO CEDRIC CHARLIER WHO BENEFITS OFF A CROSS FROM GOUGNARD

18:15 (IST)8 DEC 2018

46' Simon Gougnard fails to get the cross right - Belgium still wait for a possible fifth

18:13 (IST)8 DEC 2018

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

18:11 (IST)8 DEC 2018

END OF Q3: BELGIUM 4 - SOUTH AFRICA 1

18:11 (IST)8 DEC 2018

FREE OUT TO THE DEFENCE - NO STROKE FOR THE SOUTH AFRICANS

18:10 (IST)8 DEC 2018

44' SPOONER STEALS THE BALL AND DARTS IN - SA HAVE A STROKE - OR DO THEY INDEED????

18:08 (IST)8 DEC 2018

43' DE SLOOVER CANNOT MAKE IT COUNT IN THE ATTACKING CIRCLE - SPOONER AND NTULI FAIL TO DO THE SAME AT THE OTHER END!!!

18:07 (IST)8 DEC 2018

41' Belgium attack in waves - white shirts swarming outside the SA circle but cannot get the final passes right in front of goal 

18:06 (IST)8 DEC 2018

40' Belgium keep pressing - but SA have a quick counter in vain

18:03 (IST)8 DEC 2018

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

18:02 (IST)8 DEC 2018

38' TOM BOON FAILS TO MAKE THE MOST OF TWO CHANCES - BUT BELGIUM HAVE A PC

18:00 (IST)8 DEC 2018

36' NTULI TRIES A QUICK COUNTER - BUT THE FINAL CROSS FAILS TO FIND A GREEN SHIRT

17:59 (IST)8 DEC 2018

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

17:57 (IST)8 DEC 2018

LUYPAERT'S FLICK IS WIDE OFF A DEFENDER'S STICK

17:56 (IST)8 DEC 2018

YET ANOTHER PC 

17:55 (IST)8 DEC 2018

THE RED LIONS EARN THEIR FOURTH PC!!!

17:54 (IST)8 DEC 2018

33' The Belgians look for a defenders foot in the SA circle

17:51 (IST)8 DEC 2018

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

17:49 (IST)8 DEC 2018

SIXTEEN CIRCLE ENTRIES FOR THE BELGIANS WITH EIGHT SHOTS ON GOAL - SOUTH AFRICA HAVE MANAGED EIGHT CIRCLE ENTRIES WITH THREE SHOTS ON TARGET

17:46 (IST)8 DEC 2018

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

17:40 (IST)8 DEC 2018

HALF-TIME: BELGIUM 4 - SOUTH AFRICA 1

17:39 (IST)8 DEC 2018

THIS TIME, ITS LOICK LUYPAERT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BALL GOES STRAIGHT PAST RASSIE!!

17:38 (IST)8 DEC 2018

29' GOALMOUTH MELEE AND SA CONCEDE A PC

17:37 (IST)8 DEC 2018

29' CEDRIC CHARLIER HAS A CHANCE TO TAKE A SHOT - BLOCKED BY RASSIE

17:36 (IST)8 DEC 2018

28' Van Doren tries the left flank - Spooner dives and clears, finding the back of his own net

17:35 (IST)8 DEC 2018

27' Belgium push ahead yet again - the green shirts manage a quick turnover though!!

17:33 (IST)8 DEC 2018

25' VAN AUBEL FIRES ONE ACROSS THE FACE OF GOAL - BRIELS FAILS TO REACH IN TIME

17:32 (IST)8 DEC 2018

24' NTULI TRIES A REVERSE - FAILS TO GET THE SHOT RIGHT - EARNS A LONG CORNER

17:31 (IST)8 DEC 2018

22' The green shirts push ahead - the Belgian defence looking a lot stronger now!!!

17:29 (IST)8 DEC 2018

ALEXANDER HENDRICKS - SCORES HIS SECOND OF THE MATCH OFF A DRAG-FLICK!!! 

17:28 (IST)8 DEC 2018

21' BELGIUM HAVE THEIR SECOND PC!!

17:27 (IST)8 DEC 2018

19' BOON THIS TIME - IN THE SA CIRCLE - VAN DOREN FAILS TO KEEP THE BALL IN PLAY!!

17:25 (IST)8 DEC 2018

18' NTULI FAILS TO THE KEEP THE BALL IN PLAY AFTER SA LAUNCH A QUICK COUNTER

17:24 (IST)8 DEC 2018

BELGIUM 2 - SOUTH AFRICA 1

17:24 (IST)8 DEC 2018

18' VAN DOREN AND LUYPAERT PLAY A FEW ONE-TWO'S IN THEIR OWN HALD AND PLAY A LONG BALL IN - SIMON GOUGNARD SCORES

17:22 (IST)8 DEC 2018

16' VANASCH SAVES ONE FROM POINT-BLANK RANGE - CASSEIM HAS ANOTHER GOLDEN CHANCE

17:20 (IST)8 DEC 2018

SOUTH AFRICA MAKE A STUNNING START - BET BELGIUM ARE BACK IN THIS ONE!!!!
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