Quarterfinal India vs Belgium Hockey Match Preview
Final score : IND 1 – 3 BEL (Belgium won).
5th ranked India will play against 6th ranked Belgium in the quarter final match on Sunday. A win will take India to semi finals since the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games. Roelant Oltmans’ team finished 4th in the Group B points table, on the other hand – Belgium finished on the top of the Group A points table.
Indian coach Roelant Oltmans must also be worried about the injury of SV Sunil and a large number of yellow-cards which Indian players picked up so far.
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QF – INDIA VS BELGIUM HOCKEY RIO 2016 MATCH TIME, DATE AND VENUE
India vs Belgium hockey quarter final match will start at 12.30pm Local Time in brazil and 09.00pm India Time IST on August 14, 2016 – Sunday night. The match will be played at Deodoro Olympic Park, in Rio – Brazil.
INDIA VS Belgium RIO 2016 HOCKEY MATCH LIVE SCORE AND LIVE STREAMING
Live telecast between India vs Belgium Rio hockey match will be available on Star sports 2 in English, Star sports 3 in Hindi TV channels in India. Live streaming between India vs Belgium hockey QF game will be available on starsports.com & hotstar.com.
Apart from this, BBC One, BBC Four & Red Button will also telecast live match in UK. In Belgium, VRT channel will telecast the live match.
INDIA VS Belgium HOCKEY RIO 2016 TEAM / SQUAD
Indian Hockey Squad for Rio 2016 – Goalkeepers: PR Sreejesh (captain) ; Defenders : VR Raghunath, Harmanpreet Singh, Rupinder Pal Singh, Kothajit Singh, Surendar Kumar ; Midfielders : Sardar Singh, Manpreet Singh, SK Uthappa, Danish Mujtaba, Devender Walmiki and Chinglenana Singh; Forwards : Akashdeep Singh, SV Sunil (vice captain), Ramandeep Singh and Nikkin Thimmaiah.
Indian Hockey Team Head Coach : Roelant Oltmans.
Belgium Hockey Squad for Rio 2016 – Goalkeepers: Jeremy Gucassoff ,Vincent Vanasch, Defenders: Arthur Van Doren, John-John Dohmen, Florent van Aubel, Sebastien Docker, Midfielders: Cedrik Chaarlier, Gauthier Boccard, Alexander Hendrickx, Thomas Briels, Felix Denayer, Forwards: Simon Gougnard, Loick Luypaert, Jerome Truyens, Elliot van Strydonck and Tanguy Cosyns.
Belgium Hockey Team Head Coach : Shane McLeod.
INDIA VS Belgium 2016 RIO HOCKEY MATCH PREDICTION
This will be one tough call to predict. Both teams have toe to toe players on par with each other. Win predictor says – Indian team is likely to win this hockey match by 3 – 2.
RIO 2016 INDIA VS Belgium QUARTER FINAL HOCKEY MATCH NEWS
Both teams are backed by top players and Indian captain P. Ravindran Sreejesh will hope his team will perform well and end the 36 year old medal drought. Belgium coach Shane Mcleod will hope his boys will do well in the tournament and try win the trophy. Defensive-discipline would be the key for India. Indian players also looked jaded against Canada in their last league match after playing high intensity games the entire week.
Tom Boon, Tanguy Cosyns & Felix Denayer being the three most key masterminds of Belgian attack, India have to stop them if they want to win this quarter final match.
Set those reminders folks, this will be one tough battle between India vs Belgium hockey match. Stay tuned to playcaper.com for live score and live commentary at 9.00pm IST today!