Nevertheless, the Red Lions played a strong second quarter and it was clear that the game was far from over. Belgium’s equaliser came from Sébestien Dockier early in the third quarter.
10 minutes later Dockier put the Belgians 2-1 up. A goal from Tom Boon in the fourth quarter made it 3-1 to Belgium and put the game beyond India’s reach.
Our men’s hockey team will face stiff opposition in the semi-finals in the shape of the winner of the quarter match between the Netherlands and Australia. The Netherlands and Australia are ranked second and first respectively among the world’s hockey nations.