London Olympics 2012 hockey: India vs Belgium as it happened...
Zeenews Sports Bureau
London: And that is the end of the game, India lose yet another match, this time 0-3 to Belgium. India finish its campaign in the league without a point.
Final Score: India 0:3 Belgium
67 mins And GOAL!!! , third for Belgium.
65 mins Belgium running over the Indian defence.
60 mins Goalie Vincent is having a fantastic match as he stands firm quashing another Indian attack.
56 mins Good chance at goal by India but they miss again. A simple tap was all that was needed but Chandi misses it.
53 mins Goal by Belgium is disallowed after referral by India.
49 mins A good Indian attack but the ball is hit high.
46 mins GOAL!!! for Belgium, their second of the match. Poor defence by India to say the least. Gautheir with the strike as the ball rebounds after hitting Manpreet. Indian players ball watching leaving goalie Chetri all alone.
45 mins Tushar with a good pass inside the 'D' from left wing, Shivender reacts slow.
44 mins Sreejesh with a smart save as he hurls his body in line of the ball.
42 mins Belgium defence on top as Indians struggle to get any play going.
39 minsSandeep Singh with the drag flick straight to goalie who palms it away.
38 mins Stick check on Chandi and Penalty Corner for India. Referral by Belgium rejected.
Second half is underway.
And that is half-time.
34 min Another good effort by Sivender.
32 min Danish Mujtaba and Sunil combine well in to get a long corner but Raghunath's pass is not received by any.
28 min Belgium defending well.
26 min The flick was too high, umpire considers dangerous, and India survives.
24 min Penalty Corner for Belgium.
23 mins Good effort by Sunil but goalie Vanachi saves well.
21 mins First Penalty corner for India and it is an indirect one Dharmvir with the strike with the effort is not good enough.
15 mins Belgium finally score a GOAL! Goal scored by K Jereome Deyske.
12 mins Gurbaj concedes a penalty corner. No damage done though.
7 minsBelgium once again attack, one to one situation Birendra Lakra body-tackles and avoids a good attempt by Belgium.
4 mins Belgium makes an attacking move, take the ball to Indian D, don’t succeed to convert it as Indian defenders play an active role!
The match will begin in some time. It has been a pathetic performance by the Indian players and they would be looking forward to register a win before boarding their flights back to India.
The Indian hockey team would like to end their forgettable campaign on a positive note as they take on Belgium in their last match at London Olympics 2012.
The 8-time gold medal winners India are the only team among 12 competing in these Olympic Games without a single point from five matches.
First match: Lost to Holland 2-3
Second match: Lost to New Zealand 1-3
Third match: Lost to Germany 2-5
Fourth match: Lost to South Korea 1-4
The Indian fans would want the national team to return with at least one win.