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Live Four Nations Hockey: India vs Belgium, Live Match Updates

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedJan 25, 2018 11:49 IST

India 5 - 4 Belgium (Rupinder 4', 43', Harmanpreet 46', Lalit 53', Dilpreet 58') (Full Time)


11:49 (IST)25 JAN 2018

That's all from the live coverage from Sportskeeda as India beat Belgium 5-4 in the Four Nations Invitational Tournament and have one foot into the Gold Medal match. This is Gaurav Kadam, signing off. See you soon!

11:48 (IST)25 JAN 2018

Full Time:
India 5 - 4 Belgium

An exciting game of hockey comes to an end in Hamilton, New Zealand as Indian win a 9-goal thriller over World No.3 Belgium in the second match of the second leg of the Four Nations Invitational Tournament. Dilpreet Singh bagged the winner for the Blues at the death after the score was locked at 4-4 after good back and forth between the two sides.

11:46 (IST)25 JAN 2018

58' - GOAL!!! India takes the lead in the final two minutes as the pressure counts after a good move at the top of the D falls to Dilpreet who gives the Indians the lead.

11:43 (IST)25 JAN 2018

57' - An overhead ball from Belgian defence is handled well by the attacker and has a clean hit at Sreejesh who does well to keep out the effort and keep the scores level.

11:42 (IST)25 JAN 2018

55' - BOON!! Belgium have made it all square again as the penalty corner is slotted into the right bottom corner by Tom Boon. Four minutes left to play in the match.

India 4 - 4 Belgium

11:40 (IST)25 JAN 2018

56' - Penalty corner for Belgium as the ball hits the foot of an Indian player in the circle. Chance to equalize!

11:40 (IST)25 JAN 2018

53' - GOAL!! India has taken the lead after a good attacking move saw the ball come to Lalit Upadhyay who is in the right position to tap it past the Belgian keeper. 

India 4 - 3 Belgium

11:35 (IST)25 JAN 2018

51' - Good passing from India in the midfield but the attack flow gets broken after a wayward pass to the right flank goes out and Belgium has possession again.

11:32 (IST)25 JAN 2018

48' - Another Penalty corner for India but this time the flick from Rupinder Pal Singh is saved by the Belgian keeper and the ball gets trapped and Belgium break quickly on the counter.

11:30 (IST)25 JAN 2018

46' - GOAL!! All square in the match again as India score again to equalize in the match. A penalty corner attempt from Rupinder was saved initially but the rebound fell to Harmanpreet who capitalized to score.

11:27 (IST)25 JAN 2018

45' - Final quarter play begins as India aim to get back into the game after Belgium took the lead at the end of Q3.

11:26 (IST)25 JAN 2018

End of Quarter 3:
India 2 - 3 Belgium

Three goals in the third quarter as the sides have been intense in their play in the second half. All goals have come from penalty corner situations.

11:25 (IST)25 JAN 2018

44' - GOAL!! Sreejesh saves the penalty corner well but the defenders fail to clear it and the ball is crossed inside and Belgium score to take the lead just before the end of Quarter 3.

11:24 (IST)25 JAN 2018

44' - Penalty corner for Belgium after a clash of sticks in the Indian circle. The Indians protest to the umpire but the decision stands.

11:21 (IST)25 JAN 2018

43' - GOAL!! All square here in New Zealand as Rupinder Pal Singh scores his second to equalize in the match. Dilpreet's layoff was trapped cleanly and Rupinder dragged it into the right top corner. 

India 2 - 2 Belgium

11:20 (IST)25 JAN 2018

42' - Penalty corner for India as Belgium's dangerous play in the circle gives away a chance for India to get equal.

11:19 (IST)25 JAN 2018

41' - Dilpreet Singh and Wegnez get into a little confrontation after the Indian gets too close while defending as the ref calms come over to calm things down.

11:16 (IST)25 JAN 2018

39' - Satbir Singh has been stretchered after he got hurt during the play as he receives medical attention on the sidelines.

11:12 (IST)25 JAN 2018

38' - GOAL!! Belgium takes the lead after a well-executed goal past Sreejesh to his glove side after Chinglensana Singh had been barred from the PC when he made a false start.

India 1 - 2 Belgium

11:10 (IST)25 JAN 2018

37' - Belgium earn a penalty corner as a sweep into the circle hits an Indian player. Chance for Belgium to take the lead in the match.

11:08 (IST)25 JAN 2018

35' - India make their first inroad into the Belgian 25-yard line but the defence is up to the task and clears their lines from any danger.

11:06 (IST)25 JAN 2018

33' - Belgium begin strongly and put the pressure on the right flank but the ball goes wide. They have not allowed the Indians to get comfortable on the field from the get-go.

11:03 (IST)25 JAN 2018

31' - The second half begins as Belgium get us underway as they attack from left to right in the final two quarters.

10:54 (IST)25 JAN 2018

End of Quarter 2:
India 1 - 1 Belgium

Belgium equalizes in the second quarter of play and the halftime is up here in New Zealand as both sides have looked threatening on the counter and defended well. Rupinder Pal Singh had an opportunity at the death to give India the lead but the keeper saved his drag flick.

10:52 (IST)25 JAN 2018

30' - Rupinder drags it to the stick side of the keeper and it is saved as the ball goes out for a long corner.

10:52 (IST)25 JAN 2018

30' - Penalty corner for India in the final minute of the second corner. Can Rupinder give India the lead?

10:51 (IST)25 JAN 2018

29' - Aman Qureshi has been shown a green card for his altercation with a Belgian player.

10:49 (IST)25 JAN 2018

27' - Great counter from Belgium as Augustine makes his way through 4-5 Indian defenders and finds an attacker into the D, who takes a shot but Sreejesh saves it.

10:47 (IST)25 JAN 2018

25' - Great save from PR Sreejesh as he lunges to his left to save the low hit. Long corner for the Belgians.

10:45 (IST)25 JAN 2018

25' - Belgium earn their first penalty corner and have a good opportunity to take the lead in the match.

10:43 (IST)25 JAN 2018

23' - Belgium have maintained their structure on the pitch and tried to capitalize on India's mispasses.

10:42 (IST)25 JAN 2018

21' - Good tackle by Indian defenders after the Belgian attacker had turned a defender and was on his way to the D.

10:40 (IST)25 JAN 2018

19' - India attack well from the left flank after good possession in the centre but the Belgians tackle well to keep the attack out.

10:38 (IST)25 JAN 2018

17' - GOAL!! Belgium has equalized after the ref plays advantage in the D as the attacker scores from a reverse hit.

10:36 (IST)25 JAN 2018

16' - The second quarter play begins as the Indians get us underway and look to consolidate their lead with a quick attack from a long overhead ball.

10:34 (IST)25 JAN 2018

End of Quarter 1:
India 1 - 0 Belgium

India have looked strong in the first quarter after taking an early lead thanks to a drag-flick from Rupinder Pal Singh. Belgium got back into the game slowly and defended well after the initial Indian dominance.

10:33 (IST)25 JAN 2018

15' - A good break from India but Belgium rally back to defend and begin their own counter.

10:32 (IST)25 JAN 2018

13' - An high ball into the Indian circle from Belgium but the attacker fails to cross it well after controlling it well.

10:30 (IST)25 JAN 2018

12' - Good break into the circle from Belgium but the ball hits the feet of the player and the ref awards a free hit to India.

10:28 (IST)25 JAN 2018

9' - Belgium attack well from the left flank but the Right-out does well to track back and keep out that attack and break on a counter.

10:26 (IST)25 JAN 2018

8' - Belgium has slowly started to get into the game after the initial Indian onslaught as they maintain possession and move the ball around well.

10:24 (IST)25 JAN 2018

6 ' - Sigh of relief for the Belgians as India keep attacking from the right flank as Harmanpreet makes his way into the circle but his cross beats everyone in the box.

10:22 (IST)25 JAN 2018

4' - GOAL!! The Indian side has taken the lead through a drag-flick by Rupinder Pal Singh who smashes it into the right top corner.
India 1 - 0 Belgium

10:21 (IST)25 JAN 2018

4' - India earn a early penalty corner and Rupinder Pal Singh gets ready at the circle.

10:21 (IST)25 JAN 2018

3' - Quiet start so far as both the sides are feeling each other out and keeping possession in the middle of the pitch.

10:19 (IST)25 JAN 2018

1' - And we're off in the first quarter of the match as the Indian team in their blue colors play from left to right. Belgium are in their red kit.

10:14 (IST)25 JAN 2018

The teams have made their way to the pitch and the national anthems are being sung right now as we are just minutes away from the action.

10:12 (IST)25 JAN 2018

The Indian team lineup for the match :

PR Sreejesh (GK), Harmanpreet Singh, Rupinder Pal Singh, Surender Kumar, Mandeep Singh, Dilpreet Singh, Birendra Lakra, Chinglensana Singh(c), Nilakanta Sharma, Vivek Prasad, Ramandeep Singh

10:11 (IST)25 JAN 2018

10:07 (IST)25 JAN 2018

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