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

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedJan 21, 2018 08:02 IST

08:02 (IST)21 JAN 2018

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08:02 (IST)21 JAN 2018

Thank you to all our readers for following the live updates. Here's Argha Bhattacharya signing off. Goodbye!

08:00 (IST)21 JAN 2018

The Indians must be feeling a little unhappy as they had their fair share of chances but failed to eke out a positive result.

07:58 (IST)21 JAN 2018

That's the hooter. Belgium have beaten India 2-1 to clinch the summit clash.

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59' Vivek Prasad's great touch in front of the goal just goes wide.

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58' Another chance goes abegging for India as the ball across the face of the goal is cleared.

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57' Indians fail to convert the penalty corner.

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57' India on the attack and the Belgian goalkeeper makes a great save but can't prevent the opposition from getting a penalty corner.

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India are substituting Sreejesh with an outfield player and this is the final throw of the dice by them.

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53' The shot is saved by Sreejesh but the rebound falls to a Belgian player whose shot strikes the upright.

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53' Belgians get a penalty corner.

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48' The India goalkeeper dives forward to make a great save but Belgians keep on pressing hard for another goal.

07:40 (IST)21 JAN 2018

The final quarter starts.

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That's the end of the third quarter. Belgium 2-1 India.

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Belgians get another short corner right at the end of the third quarter but the shot is wide. 

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45' This time India clear their lines.

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44' Belgium awarded a penalty corner. The shot comes off an Indian foot resulting in another PC. The resultant PC again hits an Indian on the leg. We have another PC.

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43' Belgian goal-keeper makes a great save. The Indians were three on two in the D and should have scored from that position.

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41' Sreejesh makes another important save.

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36' GOAAAL! Belgians take the lead against the run of play. Sreejesh saves a shot which is aimed at the goal but the rebound is converted. Belgium 2-1 India.

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35' India are on the attack again. Great aggression is being shown by the 'Men in Blue'.

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31' Mandeep Singh gets to the end of a pass in the D and takes a shot on goal but his effort is saved by the Belgian custodian.

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Third quarter is underway.

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The second quarter comes to an end. Belgium 1-1 India.

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28' Belgium running down the clock, happy to pass the ball among themselves.

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26' GREAT SAVE! Belgians get a ball in the D and the shot directed towards goal is saved by an alert PR Sreejesh.

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23' Indians have managed to keep pressing for a lead. Shows the intent of the team.

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19' GOAAAL! India equalise as Mandeep Singh keeps his composure to find the net. The ball is played in a melee in front of the goal and Mandeep is lucky to be present at the right place to slot that in. Belgium 1-1 India.

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18' India drive into the circle but Varun Kumar only manages to find the pads of the Belgian goal-keeper.

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16' Belgians are keeping possession of the ball as India push hard for the equaliser.

06:52 (IST)21 JAN 2018

Second quarter is underway.

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Belgium lead India 1-0 at the end of the first quarter.

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14' India awarded a penalty corner in the final seconds of the first quarter. And the shot is saved. That was surely heading for goal.

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13' Belgians again attack the Indian half in numbers, they enter the D from the right but the final pass is cut out by the Indians.

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10' GOAAAL! Belgians are awarded another penalty corner. And this time they score. The ball went in after striking the thigh of an Indian player. Belgium 1-0 India.

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8' India break away from the right but Belgians stand tall in defence to foil any kind of cross across the face of goal.

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6' Belgium are in for a shot at the Indian goal as a great ball is played in the D but the shot is wide.

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3' Belgium get another penalty corner but fail to get their shot at the back of the net.

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2' India counter-attack and the ball is squared across the face of the Belgian goal but India fail to score.

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2' Indians foil the efforts of the Belgians from the penalty corner.

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2' Belgium get a penalty corner.

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1' Just like the last game between the two sides, India start the match on a positive note, holding the ball.

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The match will start in a minute or so.

20:54 (IST)20 JAN 2018

India will face the Olympic silver-medalists Belgium at the Blake Park in Tauranga in the final of the Four Nations Invitational Hockey on Sunday at 06:30 am.

In the first match of the 2018 season, India displayed a six-star performance to beat Japan 6-0 to start the tournament on a good note. But, they lost to the Olympic silver-medalists Belgium in their second match as they conceded two goals and failed to score even one. Then, they beat the hosts, New Zealand 3-1 to qualify for the final.

On the other hand, the World No.3 side lost to New Zealand 1-0 in their first match of the tournament. Then, they beat the Indian team and continued the good form by beating the Japanese side 4-1 in their third match to book a place in the final.

Before the final match gets underway, the hosts New Zealand and Japan would play against each other to determine the winner of the third spot. After the final match ends, all the four teams will be travelling to Hamilton to play the second leg of the tournament.

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