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Hockey World Cup 2018: Belgium edge past two-time winners Germany to set up semi-final clash against England
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Hockey World Cup 2018: Belgium edge past two-time winners Germany to set up semi-final clash against England

Three minutes into the second quarter, Belgium secured their fifth penalty corner and Hendrickx scored with a grounded flick to level the scores

Hockey World Cup 2018: Defending champions Australia trounce France to book semi-final berth
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Hockey World Cup 2018: Defending champions Australia trounce France to book semi-final berth

Australia continued to dominate the proceedings with repeated forays as the French defence found itself in shambles to keep the Kookaburras at bay.

Hockey World Cup 2018: England stun Olympic champions Argentina to progress into semi-final stage
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Hockey World Cup 2018: England stun Olympic champions Argentina to progress into semi-final stage

Quickly realising that slow pace was not helping them, England raised their tempo and that paid dividends as they earned their first penalty corner in the 11th minute.

Hockey World Cup 2018: Netherlands thrash Canada 5-0; set up quarter-final clash against hosts India
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Hockey World Cup 2018: Netherlands thrash Canada 5-0; set up quarter-final clash against hosts India

In the match between World No. 4 Netherlands and World No. 11 Canada, the Dutch were the early aggressors as they made continuous forays into Canada's half.

Hockey World Cup 2018: Belgium thrash hapless Pakistan to set up quarter-final clash against Germany
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Hockey World Cup 2018: Belgium thrash hapless Pakistan to set up quarter-final clash against Germany

While Pakistan will pack their bags and return home after their heavy defeat at the hands of the Belgians, Belgium will take Germany in the quarter-finals on Thursday.

Hockey World Cup 2018: India will continue to play attacking hockey regardless of opponent, says captain Manpreet Singh
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Hockey World Cup 2018: India will continue to play attacking hockey regardless of opponent, says captain Manpreet Singh

Manpreet Singh didn't play the entire match against Canada in their last pool match because of fever but he has since recovered and will be a key figure in India's midfield on Thursday.

Hockey World Cup 2018: Germany defeat spirited Malaysia to enter quarter-finals; Pakistan qualify for cross-overs despite drubbing
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Hockey World Cup 2018: Germany defeat spirited Malaysia to enter quarter-finals; Pakistan qualify for cross-overs despite drubbing

Germany started brightly and raced to a 3-0 lead inside 18 minutes through goals from Herzbruch and Ruhr. But the Malaysians tried to make a valiant fightback and managed to reduce the margin to 2-3 in the 28th minute through goals from Rahim and Noor.

Hockey World Cup 2018: Belgium thrash South Africa 5-1 in Pool C match to ensure participation in cross-over round
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Hockey World Cup 2018: Belgium thrash South Africa 5-1 in Pool C match to ensure participation in cross-over round

Alexander Hendrickx scored a brace while Simon Gougnard (18th), Loick Luypaert (30th) and Cedric Charlier (48th) were the other goal-getters for Belgium

Hockey World Cup 2018: High audience turnout, state-of-the-art facilities and capable management makes tournament truly global affair
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Hockey World Cup 2018: High audience turnout, state-of-the-art facilities and capable management makes tournament truly global affair

Conversations provide convincing evidence that this Hockey World Cup is exceptional. Although it is not even halfway, there are pointers that it could possibly become the best ever World Cup.

Hockey World Cup 2018: Pakistan play out hard-fought draw against Malaysia to keep knock-out hopes alive
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Hockey World Cup 2018: Pakistan play out hard-fought draw against Malaysia to keep knock-out hopes alive

Pakistan attacked mostly through the centre with a majority of their circle entries coming from that area, while Malaysia tried to find spaces on the right side.

Hockey World Cup 2018: Clinical Germany run riot against wasteful Netherlands side to inch closer to direct quarter-final place
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Hockey World Cup 2018: Clinical Germany run riot against wasteful Netherlands side to inch closer to direct quarter-final place

By virtue of this win, Germany are top of Pool D with six points from two wins ahead of the Netherlands, who are on three points. they had earlier defeated Pakistan 1-0 in their opening match, while the Netherlands had mauled Malaysia 7-0.

Hockey World Cup 2018: Three-time champions Australia become first team to qualify for quarter-finals by beating England
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Hockey World Cup 2018: Three-time champions Australia become first team to qualify for quarter-finals by beating England

After the barren three quarters, Australia looked a completely different side in the final 15 minutes of the game as they pumped in two goals in a span of four minutes to race to a 2-0 lead.

Hockey World Cup 2018: Olympic champions Argentina comprehensively beat New Zealand to edge closer to quarter-final berth
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Hockey World Cup 2018: Olympic champions Argentina comprehensively beat New Zealand to edge closer to quarter-final berth

Argentina had earlier defeated Spain 4-3 in their tournament opener while New Zealand had beaten France 2-1. While Argentina will play world number 20 France in their last pool match on 6 December, New Zealand will be up against Spain.

Legend's Voice: India need to convert opportunities, minimise errors when they face tricky Canada
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Legend's Voice: India need to convert opportunities, minimise errors when they face tricky Canada

India need to optimise their chances and play smart hockey to beat ultra-defensive Canada, says VR Raghunath in Firstpost's Legend's Voice.

Hockey World Cup: After game of contrasting halves, 2-2 scoreline a fair reflection of India and Belgium
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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.