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FIH World League: India lose to Belgium in practice game

June 14, 2015 16:58 IST

The Indian men's hockey team went down fighting 1-2 to hosts Belgium in their second practice match on Saturday, ahead of the Fintro FIH World League Semi-Finals which will get underway in Antwerp from June 20.

FIH practice match between India and BelgiumRanked world No 4, Belgium opened their account in 12th minute of the match through a field goal.

India drew parity in the 32nd minute through striker Akashdeep Singh's brilliant field goal.

But the Belgians had the last laugh as they scored the winner in the 52nd minute through another field strike.

Both teams earned three penalty corners each but failed to convert a single opportunity.

India will play their third practice match against USA on June 16.

India had earlier defeated France 1-0 in their first practice game.

India will face France in their opening game of the tournament on June 20.

Image: Action in the practice match between India and Belgium in Antwerp on Saturday

Photograph: hockeyindia.org

 

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