Tokyo Olympics: Belgium Beat India in Men’s Hockey Semi-final

The Indian men's hockey team suffered a heartbreaking loss against Belgium in the semi-final as they lost 2-5 on Tuesday.
Source: Google / Image credit: ANI News
Source: Google / Image credit: ANI News

The Indian men's hockey team suffered a heartbreaking loss against Belgium in the semi-final as they lost 2-5 on Tuesday at Tokyo Olympics. India will now play in the bronze medal against either Australia or Germany. The men's hockey team made it into the semi-finals at the Games after a gap of 49 years. India ended the first half well as they fought back to take 2-1 lead after the first 15 minutes of the contest.

India's hockey team played its semi-final match in Tokyo Olympics today. India was facing the legendary Belgium team. India lost 2-5 in this match. However, India still has a chance to win the bronze medal, but the team has been out of the race for silver and gold medals.

Belgium beat India 5-2:

In the first quarter of this big match, India took a 2-1 lead. Mandeep Singh and Harmanpreet Singh scored for India in the first quarter. In the third quarter of the match, there was a tough competition from both the teams, but neither team was successful in scoring. Although, both teams had a chance to score through penalty corners. The match was tied at 2-2 after the third quarter.

Source: Google / Image credit: ANI News
Source: Google / Image credit: ANI News

The match in the fourth quarter continued and in about the fourth minute, Belgium scored from a penalty corner to take 3-2 lead. Alexander Hendrick scored the third goal of the match from a penalty corner to extend Belgium's lead over India to 4-2. Belgium made another goal in the last minutes to reduce the winning margin to 5-2.

Today's other matches in Tokyo Olympics:

Javelin Throw (Women's): Qualification, from 5:50 am onwards

Player: Anu Rani

Shot Throw (Men's): Qualification, from 3:45 am

Player: Tajinderpal Singh Toor

Wrestling: Last-16, 8:00 am

Player: Sonam Malik

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