FIH Pro League 2020: India's defensive lapses overpower their attacking intent as hosts go down to world champions Belgium
India had 12 shots on goal to Belgium’s 9; they had 28 circle penetrations to Belgium’s 19 and 3 PCs to their opponents' 1. In the end, Belgium’s better use of opportunities and some clear thinking gave them the edge.
India are now placed second in the standings of the second edition of the FIH Pro League with eight points from four games, while Belgium are at the top with 14 points from six games.
India take on Belgium in Match 4 of the FIH Pro League 2020 at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.
FIH Pro League 2020: Disciplined, determined India deliver stunning blow to world No 1 Belgium as team's ascendancy extends
Belgium had 40 circle penetrations to India’s 18. They had 25 shots on goal to India’s 6. And they had 13 PCs to India’s 4. Still, India won 2-1.
India men's hockey team picked up a famous win over World No.1 and world champions Belgium 2-1 in the FIH Pro League 2020.
India men's hockey team beat Belgium in a famous win in the first leg of the FIH Pro League.
FIH Pro League 2020: When and where to watch India vs Belgium, coverage on TV and live streaming on Hotstar
India take on Belgium at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar in the FIH Pro League competition.
FIH Pro League 2020: Victory over world No 1 Belgium could prove 'liberation point' for India but they need to push the limits
A win against Belgium in both matches will liberate India to perform at a level that just could be the beginning of the pinnacle they want to achieve.
FIH Pro League 2020: Indian hockey team fitter than ever before, says coach Graham Reid as players ace Yo-Yo Test
At a recent Yo-Yo Test, six or seven Indian men's hockey team players — including Sumit and Mandeep Singh — touched the highest level of 23.8. Skipper Manpreet Singh reached 23.2.
FIH Pro League 2020: Belgium not taking hosts India lightly despite beating Australia, New Zealand, says captain Thomas Briels
World champions Belgium are brimming with confidence after wins over Australia and New Zealand but captain Thomas Briels is expecting a tough fight from India in the upcoming round of FIH Hockey Pro League in Bhubaneswar this weekend.
Manpreet Singh will lead India in the upcoming FIH Pro League matches against World No 1 Belgium, a 24-member team which was announced on Monday and includes a lone newcomer in Raj Kumar Pal.
In pulsating Hockey World Cup draw, Belgium pay price for traditional Indian deficiency: not scoring more despite dominating
In the end it was a logical climax, classically interwoven with drama, a cat-and-mouse finish that had the fans satiated with that slight tinge of disappointment of India not holding on.
Hockey World Cup: After game of contrasting halves, 2-2 scoreline a fair reflection of India and Belgium
India's defence stands tall as Harendra Singh's men play a pulsating 2-2 draw in the crucial Pool match against Belgium.
Hockey World Cup 2018: Harmanpreet Singh, Simranjeet Singh score to help spirited India hold Belgium to draw
The draw, however, enabled World No 5 India to take the top spot in Pool C ahead of Belgium on goal difference. Both teams have a win and a draw from two outings.
Hockey World Cup 2018, India vs Belgium, Highlights: Match ends at 2-2 after late goal from Simon Goungnard
Catch the Live score and updates from the Hockey World Cup 2018 Pool C match between India and Belgium
Hockey World Cup 2018: Forward Mandeep Singh ready to renew battle with Belgium with 'basic, error-free game'
Mandeep Singh dwelled on previous lapses against Belgium and insisted on the need to remain "switched on" for full 60 minutes.
Hockey World Cup 2018: Australia legend Ric Charlesworth says India must expect stronger defence against Belgium
Ric Charlesworth threw his weight behind HIL, suggested nine-a -side hockey over five-a-side competitions, and cautioned India of the Belgium challenge.
Champions Trophy Hockey 2018: Lack of structure, poor defence cost India against Olympic silver medallists Belgium
India missed their chances and squandered a chance to better their abysmal recent record against Belgium. But for skipper PR Sreejesh, the scoreline could have been much worse.
With seven points from four games, India are still in with a chance of progressing to Sunday's final. They take on hosts Netherlands in their last round-robin match on Saturday
Highlights, Champions Trophy Hockey 2018, India vs Belgium: Loick Luypaert scores equaliser in dying minutes to draw match
Follow our LIVE blog for all the scores and updates from Champions Trophy 2018 where India go up against Belgium at the Breda Hockey stadium.