It's Day 7 here in The Hague, Netherlands at the Rabobank Hockey World Cup. The first match up for today in Pool A saw Belgium put out a spirited Spain team. Tanguy Cosyns buried two penalty corners for Belgium while Spain fought until the end under the leadership of captain Santi Freixa. India edged Malaysia 3-2 thanks to a two-goal performance from Akashdeep Singh. Also playing today are England and Australia (16:00 CET).
MEN Pool A: Spain v Belgium 2-5 (0-3)
In a feisty game that saw three yellow cards, five goals and an interminable number of referrals, Belgium cemented their reputation as a goal-scoring nation with a 2-5 win over a battling Spanish team.
Proving that they are not a one-man scoring team, Tanguy Cosyns, Alexandre de Saedeleer and John-John Dohmen all got their names on the score-sheet, with Cosyns scoring twice, both times spectacularly well-taken penalty corners. Although Spain scored two late consolation goals in the 58th and 66th minutes, through Eduard Tubau and captain Santi Freixa, the match was already beyond them.
MEN Pool A: India v Malaysia 3-2 (1-0)
Akashdeep Singh scored two superb second half goals to help India claim a 3-2 win over Asian rivals Malaysia in front of yet another big crowd at a sun-drenched GreenFields Stadium. The result gives India their first win of the tournament and takes their Pool A tally to four points, moving them up to fourth place in the standings. Malaysia sit at the bottom of the pool and remain without a point.
MEN Pool A: England v Australia 0-5 (0-3)
The game was just 24 seconds old when Australia opened their account against England in the third pool B match of the day. Matt Gohdes took advantage of a turnover by GlennTurner and slammed the ball past George Pinner in the England goal to signal the start of a 5-0 demolition job that left England stunned and demoralised.
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