Hockey World Cup: Belgium beat Germany to enter semis

Hockey World Cup: Belgium beat Germany to enter semis

Bhubaneswar: Belgium qualified for the semi-finals of the hockey men’s World Cup for the first after defeating two-time champions Germany 2-1 in the quarter-final at the Kalinga Stadium here on Thursday. Olympic silver medallist Belgium, currently World No. 3, scored through Alexander Hendrickx (18th minute) and Tom Boon (50th Minute) in the neck and neck fight to seal the semifinal berth. Sixth-ranked Germany drew first blood when Dieter Linnekogel found the back of the net in the 14th minute. Belgium will now face England in the semi-final on Saturday to…

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India lose 2-1 to Dutch in QF, 43-yr wait for Hockey World Cup gets longer

India lose 2-1 to Dutch in QF, 43-yr wait for Hockey World Cup gets longer

Olympic silver medallist Belgium qualified for the semifinals of the FIH men’s hockey World Cup 2018 for the first time ever when they defeated two-time champions Germany 2-1, at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar. While in the fourth quarterfinals, Netherlands beat India 2-1 to demolish Indian World Cup dream. World no. 3 Belgium scored through Alexander Hendrickx (18th minute) and Tom Boon (50th) to register the come-from-behind win. World no. 6 Germany’s lone goal came from the stick of Dieter Linnekogel in the 14th minute. Belgium will now fight it out…

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Hockey World Cup 2018: Impressive India Thrash Canada, Seal Quarter-final Berth

Hockey World Cup 2018: Impressive India Thrash Canada, Seal Quarter-final Berth

Bhubaneswar: An impressive India thrashed Canada 5-1 to top Pool C and seal a direct berth in the quarterfinals of the men’s hockey World Cup in front of a capacity crowd at the Kalinga Stadium here on Saturday. India scored four goals in the fourth quarter through Chinglensana Singh (46th minute), Lalit Upadhyay (47th, 57th) and Amit Rohidas (51st) after Harmanpreet Singh gave home team the lead in the 12th minute. Canada’s lone goal came from the sticks of Floris van Son in the 39th minute. By virtue of this…

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Skipper Cortes Hands Spain 1-1 Draw Against France, Both Teams Still in Fray

Skipper Cortes Hands Spain 1-1 Draw Against France, Both Teams Still in Fray

Bhubaneswar: Skipper and goalkeeper Quico Cortes led from the front with a superb penalty stroke save to help three-time medallist Spain eke out a hard-fought 1-1 draw against lowly France in their second Pool A match at the ongoing men’s hockey World Cup here on Monday. The draw kept both the teams in the hunt for the knock-out round with one point apiece from two games. It was a battle between world number 8 Spain and the lowest ranked team of the competition France, who are ranked 20th, but it…

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Hockey World Cup 2018: India Toil To A Draw vs Belgium In Nail-Biting Clash

The Indian men’s hockey team displayed a brilliant effort on the field but faltered in the end as their second Pool C match of the 2018 Hockey World Cup against Belgium ended in a 2-2 draw at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar on Sunday. Simon Gougnard scored a field goal in the 56th minute as the World No.3 Belgium avoided a scare against an upbeat Indian team. The Indian team started off poorly, conceding an early goal in the match. Alexander Hendrickx scored in the eighth minute through a penalty…

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Hockey WC 2018: Argentina Clinch Thriller Against Spain

Hockey WC 2018

Bhubaneswar: Braces from Gonzalo Peillat and Agustin Mazzilli guided Argentina to a narrow 4-3 win against Spain in their campaign opener of the Hockey World Cup 2018 at the Kalinga stadium in Bhubaneshwar on Tuesday. In a see-saw Pool A contest, Enrique Gonzalez handed Spain an early 1-0 lead in the 3rd minute of the game before Mazzilli deflected a right wing cross perfectly to the net in the next minute to level the score. Spain took a 2-1 lead after Josep Romeu found the back of the net in…

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