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Men's Hockey World Cup 2018, Match 1: Belgium vs Canada, Live Score, Commentary & Updates

BELGIUM 2 - CANADA 1
Updated: 28 November 2018 18:38 IST - Published: 28 November 2018 12:58 IST
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That's it from us - this is Subhashish - do not go anywhere just yet - next up is India vs South Africa at 1900 IST
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The Red Lions enjoyed 66% possession in the Canadian half but should have scored a few more - as it stands though the Olympic silver medalists earn full points from their opener. Seven PCs for the Belgians with none converted. Canada converted the second of the two PCs they earned
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Sixteen shots on goal  and 33 circle penetrations for Belgium - 6 shots on goal and 9 circle entries for the Canadians (with the most effective ones in Q4)
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Well, well, well, a cliffhanger was the last thing we expected as the Red Lions were all over the Canadians in the first half - and in the third quarter too - Shane McLeod's side failed to find a third goal in spite of dominating play and very nearly paid the price as Canada reduced the deficit - and very nearly found an equalizer!!!
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FULL-TIME: BELGIUM 2 - CANADA 1
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TOM BOON FIRES IN TWO POWERFUL FLICKS - THE CANADIAN RUNNERS DOING A GREAT JOB!!
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ANOTHER PC - BALL FINDS TUPPER'S BODY 
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58' GARCIA IN THE BELGIAN CIRCLE  - BUT BELGIUM HAVE A PC OFF A SUPER QUICK COUNTER
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57' Belgium try a quick counter - cannot get past the Canadian defence
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56' SARMENTO HAS A GOLDEN CHANCE TO HELP CANADA DRAW LEVEL - CANNOT LATCH ON TO A PASS AT THE GOALMOUTH
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54' The Belgiums cautiously advance with a string of long vertical passes - not committing men forward
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53' CHARLIER'S SHOT HITS THE POST!!!!!!!!! 
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51' Belgium on the back foot all of a sudden as the Canadians come to life
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50' CANADA PRESSING HARD AS EVER - CAN THEY FIND A SECOND???
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BELGIUM 2 - CANADA 1
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THE PRESSURE PAYS OFF - SCOTT TUPPER'S SHOT IS BLOCKED -  MARK PEARSON GETS THE DEFLECTION IN - CANADA BACK IN THIS ONE!!! BELGIUM DOWN TO TEN MEN AS GOUGNARD GETS A YELLOW
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48' VINCENT VANASCH YET AGAIN TO THE RESCUE FOR BELGIUM - CANADA ON FIRE - EARN A PC
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VINCENT VANASCH SAVES - GREAT FLICK BY JOHNSTON
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47' PC FOR CANADA - CAN THEY REDUCE THE DEFICIT???
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PC STANDS - Luypaert's shot is dangerous - free out to Canada
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VIDEO REFERRAL - LOOKING FOR A BELGIAN HAND AND NOT A CANADIAN FOOT IN THE CANADIAN CIRCLE - PC WAS ALREADY AWARDED TO BELGIUM
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46' Simon Gougnard into the attack for the Red Lions - Balraj Panesar to the rescue for Canada
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The Belgians continue to dominate - but have failed to get a ball into the net  thus far in the second half - the Canadian deep defence have done well - perhaps the Red Lions will add a few more in Q4??
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END OF Q3: BELGIUM 2 - CANADA 0
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43' RARE COUNTER FROM THE CANADIANS - SCOTT TUPPER DOES WELL BUT MESSES IT UP AT THE FINAL HURDLE
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43' Canada simply unable to get the ball into opposition territory - but managing to keep the Belgian strikers at bay 
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41' The Belgians all over the Canadian defence - cannot get one in as the deep defence holds on 
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Alexander Hendrickx takes a shot which goes wide
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39' SCOTT TUPPER MANAGES TO COME AWAY - INTO THE BELGIUM 23 - LIGHTNING QUICK COUNTER FOR THE RED LIONS - TOM BOON FAILS TO GET A TOUCH - PC FOR BELGIUM
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37' GOUGNARD LOSES POSSESSION IN THE CANADIAN CIRCLE
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36' GREEN CARD FOR BRENDEN BISSETT
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YET ANOTHER PC AS HENDRICKX SHOT FINDS A BODY - CANADA SURVIVE
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34' BELGIUM HAVE A PC 
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33' Belgium pressing hard as ever - the Canadians intercept and manage to deny possession to the marauding Belgian strikers
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31' DOCKIER FAILS TO GET A TOUCH - THE RED LIONS ON FIRE AS THE SECOND HALF BEGINS
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Shane McLeod reckons the Canadians have come back in the match and his side need more possession
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HALF-TIME: BELGIUM 2 - CANADA 0
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IT'S BEEN ONE-WAY TRAFFIC FOR PRETTY MUCH THE ENTIRE FIRST HALF - SHANE McLEOD'S SIDE ENJOYING A GOOD 67% POSSESSION IN THE CANADIAN HALF - 18 CIRCLE ENTRIES FOR THE BELGIANS - JUST 4 FOR THE CANADIANS. SEVEN SHOTS ON GOAL FOR THE RED LIONS WHILE PAUL BUNDY'S BOYS HAVE YET TO GET A SHOT ON TARGET
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29' Ball at the Canadian goalmouth - but a Belgian stick check saves the Canadians
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28' Van Doren to the rescue as the Canadians advance with purpose 
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27' The Canadians unable to make the moves count once they make it to the striking circle
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26' CHARLIER TAKES A TUMBLE IN THE CANADIAN CIRCLE - NO DAMAGE DONE EITHER WAYS
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25' SIMON GOUGNARD GETS A GREEN CARD
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24' BOCCARD IN THE CANADIAN CIRCLE - THE CANADIANS MANAGE TO INTERCEPT THE BALL IN THE NICK OF TIME
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23' The Canadians manage to penetrate the Belgian defence - cannot get a shot on goal
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BELGIUM 2 - CANADA 0.
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22' THE CAPTAIN SCORES - THOMAS BRIELS FINDS THE NET OFF A PEACH OF AN ASSIST FROM ARTHUR VAN DOREN 
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21' GREAT SHOT BY VAN AUBEL - KINDLER TO THE RESCUE YET AGAIN 
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LUYPAERT FIRES IT IN - KINDLER SAVES - LUYPAERT SKIES THE DEFLECTION
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19' BAD NEWS FOR CANADA - BELGIUM EARN THEIR FIRST PC