After losing against Australia, Indian Men Hockey team dropped down to the 3rd place of the points table so to bounce back Indian team hit the playground with full of energy to beat Belgium and to take a step closer to the finals of the Hockey Champions Trophy 2018 but Belgium Score Late To Hold India To 1-1 Draw. Check out the details below:
Quarter 1: In the beginning, Belgium has started brightly here! Dominating ball possession in the opening minutes and first penalty corner of the game. Goalkeeper Sreejesh saved it easily. Shaky start from Indian Side. SV Sunil with the counter attack. Brilliant run but he is Blocked. The ball has mostly remained in the Indian half. First penalty corner for India! Harmanpreet Singh with a powerful drag-flick and the referee is now checking for a penalty.India looking to extend the lead now. First Quarter ends with India 1-0 Belgium.
Quarter 2: Penalty corner for Belgium in the opening minutes of the second quarter but goalkeeper Sreejesh comes to the rescue again. Penalty corner for Belgium! That was a sloppy tackle from India.Counter attack from India but Manpreet misses the opportunity. Penalty corner for India with just over a minute to go in the second quarter Brilliant defence from Belgium. Scores still India 1-0 Belgium.
Quarter 3: At the beginning of third quarter Belgium got penalty corner but saved by Sreejesh. 5 minutes remaining In the 3rd quarter. India still searching for their second goal. Both teams struggling to score in the third quarter. India 1 – 0 Belgium.
Quarter 4: Final quarter begins. Penalty corner for Belgium! Ball touches the leg of the Indian defender. Great defence by Indian team. SV Sunil looks confident. Referee changes his decision. India awarded a penalty corner. Another Penalty corner for Belgium but India have asked for the review. Another Penalty corner for Belgium and missed. Loick Luypaert equalizes the match with 1-1 and till end India 1 – 1 Belgium. India draw 1-1 against Belgium in their fourth encounter of Champions Trophy.