HWL: Inconsistent India face Belgium test in quarters

Updated: Dec 06, 2017, 16:36 IST | PTI | Bhubaneswar

An inconsistent India will have to raise their game by leaps and bounds if they are to upstage Olympic silver medallist Belgium in the quarter-final of the Hockey World League (HWL) Final here today

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An inconsistent India will have to raise their game by leaps and bounds if they are to upstage Olympic silver medallist Belgium in the quarter-final of the Hockey World League (HWL) Final here today. India, bronze medallist in 2015, finished last in Pool 'B' after garnering just one point from one draw and two losses and will now take on the World No. 2 side in the knockout round after the Red Lions topped Pool 'A' following their 3-0 win over Netherlands. In the first quarter-final, Spain will face Australia, who finished third in Pool 'B'.

India finished last in Pool B of the Hockey World League Final after gaining just one point from one draw and two defeats. pic/Pti
India finished last in Pool 'B' of the Hockey World League Final after gaining just one point from one draw and two defeats. Pic/PTI

In the other quarter-finals, Pool 'B' toppers England will face Argentina while Germany will play Netherlands tomorrow. Even though India have a better overall head-to-head record against Belgium, the recent results against the Red Lions are far from impressive. In 71 matches played so far between the two sides, India had won 45, lost 17 and drew 10 times.

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