India vs Belgium Quarterfinal Match – HWL Final 2017


India Reached Semi-Final In Hockey World League 2017

 On Wednesday, India had a great day in hockey. India’s hockey team, in the last place of the World Hockey finals, won the last place without any win. On the best goalkeeping of sky-rocking, India defeated Belgium 3-2 in sudden death and made it to the semi-finals.
The quarterfinal match played at the Kalinga Stadium was drawn by 3-3 draws in time. After that, the score was evenly tied 2-2 in the penalty shootout. After this, Harmanpreet scored the goal in the sudden death, and Akash managed to give the team a great defense.

Penalty shootout

Akash also performed brilliantly in the penalty shootout. Lalit Upadhyaya and Rupinder Pal Singh scored goals for India in penalty shootout. Earlier, India started aggressive against their ranking and strong team and made an opportunity to score goals in the first minute. Rudhir gave Uthappa a long pass, who put the ball in D, where Sunil, standing, targeted the goalpost Went out In the fourth minute of the match, India got a penalty corner, on which Lalit-Mandeep pair could not score.

Match Summary

In the 12th minute, Belgium also tried to score goals which were unsuccessful. In the second quarter, India also made some good occasions, but the hosts missed the finishing and could not score. Before the second quarter ended, India got another penalty corner, which once again lost the team.
In the third quarter, India got the best performance in the last two quarters and opened its account in the 31st minute. Harmanpreet Singh passed Gurjant in D, which he put on the rebound in the net and gave India a 1-0 lead.
Four minutes later, India got another penalty corner. This time, with the help of Rupinder Pal Singh, Harmanpreet Singh did not make any mistake in making the goal and India reached their advantage by 2-0. In the 39th minute, Belgium got their first penalty corner of the match, which Loïck did not make any mistake in changing the goal.

Bringing the corner to the mark Belgium had an opportunity to score goals at the end of the third quarter, but the team could not cash it. In the fourth quarter, India went 2-1 up, but Belgium converted Loïck’s penalty corner into the goal after scoring a score of 2-2. This round happened in the 46th minute.

However, the score of equals could not last long. In the very next minute, India got a penalty corner, convert Rupinder Pal Singh to the goal, once again India made one goal. Belgian did not give up, and in the 52nd minute, the score was equal to 3-3. For this, Armory did the goal. After that Belgium got two penalty corners, which they could not convert to the goal.


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