India lose to Belgium 1-3 in Hockey quarters, Olympic journey ends

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Rio de Janeiro, Aug 14: India's men's hockey team lost to Belgium 1-3 in the quarter-finals of the Olympic Games here on Sunday (Aug 14).

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India were bidding to enter the semi-finals for the first time in 36 years but they faced an aggressive Belgium side that scored thrice after conceding a goal against the run of play in the 15th minute.

India lose to Belgium 1-3 in Hockey quarters, Olympic journey ends

Akashdeep Singh deflected from a close angle but Belgium hit back as Sebastian Dockier equalised in the 34th minute.

Dockier gave Belgium the lead in the 45th minute and Tom Boon scored a field goal in the 50th minute to make it 3-1.

--IANS

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