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India vs Belgium Hockey Highlights, Tokyo Olympics 2020, Semi-Final: India Lose 2-5, Bronze Medal Still Up for Grabs

India vs Belgium Highlights, Hockey Semi-Final, Tokyo Olympics 2020: Belgium's Loick Luypaert scored in the opening minute as Harmanpreet Singh and Mandeep Singh scored for the Indian men’s hockey team but Alexander Hendrickx scored a hat-trick to hand them the lead as John-John Dohmen another in the last minute of their Tokyo Olympics semi-final encounter.

News18.com | August 03, 2021, 08:56 IST

India vs Belgium Highlights, Hockey Semi-Final Updates, Tokyo Olympics 2020: Indian men’s hockey team took the lead after going down early against Belgium. But, Harmanpreet converted a penalty corner and Mandeep scored from open play in the first quarter. In the second, Alexander Hendrickx scored from the penalty corner to make it 2-2 and repeated it in the 4th quarter to hand them the lead again. Hendrickx completed his hat-trick as he converted a penalty stroke to make it 4-2 to Belgium. India are looking to bring glory back to the sport in the country as they play in the Tokyo Olympics semi-final on Tuesday. The men’s hockey team made the semi-finals at the Games after a gap of 49 years and now, they will be looking to confirm a medal for themselves even though they are going to have it very tough against the Belgians.

Ever since India had a crushing 7-1 loss to Australia in their second Pool A match, the men’s hockey team has gone on a roll and has produced solid, sturdy and delightful performances. Belgium, on the other hand, are unbeaten in the competition, having drawn one game against India’s quarter-final opponents Great Britain.

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India vs Belgium semi-final Live Score: 

GOAL! Belgium score another... India did not have a goalkeeper and John-John Dohmen slots it home with practically the last hit of the match.

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India vs Belgium Tokyo 2020 Live:

GOAL! Alexander Hendrickx completes his hat-trick as he gets the ball past India's PR Sreejesh. 

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India vs Belgium semi-final Live Score: 

Goal! Alexander Hendrickx nets a second from the penalty corner.

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3rd Quarter Done! Another 15 minutes are done and the score remains the same going into the last segment of the match.

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2nd Quarter Done!

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And things changed as India started to flood the Belgium penalty area... and with pressure came the penalty corner. Harmanpreet scored and as Belgium was reeling from the equaliser, Mandeep grabbed the opportunity to hand India the lead!

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GOAL! 1-1! India get a penalty corner as skipper Manpreet takes a good video referral. Nothing comes from that as they missed the trap. They get another chance.
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India vs Belgium Tokyo 2020 Live: 

GOAL! Loick Luypaert scores! Not the start India were hoping for... own a goal from the first attack as well as the first penalty corner. 

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India vs Belgium semi-final Live Score: India's road to the semi-final 

 

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India vs Belgium semi-final Live Score: Belgium's road to the semi-finals 

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INDIA VS BELGIUM HEAD-TO-HEAD: Even though Belgium are the favourites going into the match, India have actually got a better record against Belgians in their last five encounters. India have defeated Belgium four time in their last five matches, including thrashing them 5-1. However, the last time the two sides met at the Olympics, Belgium won 3-1.

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India vs Belgium live score: Ever since India had a crushing 7-1 loss to Australia in their second Pool A match, the men’s hockey team has gone on a roll and has produced solid, sturdy and delightful performances. Belgium, on the other hand, are unbeaten in the competition, having drawn one game against India’s quarter-final opponents Great Britain.

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Indian men’s hockey team will be looking to bring glory back to the sport in the country when they take on world champions Belgium in their Tokyo Olympics semi-final encounter on Tuesday. The men’s hockey team made the semi-finals at the Games after a gap of 49 years and now, they will be looking to confirm a medal for themselves even though they are going to have it very tough against the Belgians.

India vs Belgium Hockey Highlights, Tokyo Olympics 2020, Semi-Final: India Lose 2-5, Bronze Medal Still Up for Grabs
Indian men’s hockey team in action against Belgium in the semi-final at Tokyo 2020 (AP)

KEY PLAYERS

INDIA

Manpreet Singh – Manpreet Singh is India’s captain and has been in the role since 2017. His leadership has led this team to playing far more cohesive hockey and he is an extremely important thread in the middle of the park.

Rupinder Pal Singh – Rupinder is back in the hockey team after being sidelined due to performance for some time. But when he is back in the team, he has shown great character and skill development to only making the team better. In the Olympics so far, he has scored three goals.

Harmanpreet Singh – Both Harmanpreet and Rupinder are defenders while they also have the skill to score from penalty corners, making them very crucial members against giants like Belgium. Harmanpreet will be required to be at the top of his game in defensive terms against an attacking line-up of the calibre of Belgium and then he, along with Rupinder, will need to make the penalty corners count because Belgium will.

BELGIUM

Alexander Hendricxx – Hendricxx has been Belgium’s standout performer this Olympics. He has scored 11 goals for the team out of a total of 29 goals that they have scored. He has also scored two hat-tricks.

Tom Boon – Boon started out a bit slow in the tournament but as the competition has progressed, he has stepped up his game. In the last three important goals, he has scored thrice to help Belgium march ahead.

INDIA VS BELGIUM HEAD-TO-HEAD

Even though Belgium are the favourites going into the match, India have actually got a better record against Belgians in their last five encounters. India have defeated Belgium four time in their last five matches, including thrashing them 5-1. However, the last time the two sides met at the Olympics, Belgium won 3-1.

What time is the Tokyo Olympics Belgium vs India match?

The match is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, August 3 at 7:00 AM IST at Oi Hockey Stadium North Pitch, Tokyo, Japan.

What TV channel will telecast the Tokyo Olympics Belgium vs India match?

Sony Sports Network is the official broadcaster of the Tokyo Olympics in India. The match can be watched at Sony Ten 1 SD/HD channels.

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