IND V BEL ( Semi Final ) Hockey World League Final Raipur 2015 (M)

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Match Review IND - BEL 0-1

Watch clips from the India - Belgium game at the F…Posted December 5, 2015
Watch clips from the India - Belgium game at the F…Posted December 5, 2015
Watch clips from the India - Belgium game at the F…Posted December 5, 2015
Watch clips from the India - Belgium game at the F…Posted December 5, 2015
Watch clips from the India - Belgium game at the F…Posted December 5, 2015

A solitary strike from Cedric Charlier gave Belgium a semi-final victory over host nation India, setting up a meeting with reigning World champions Australia in the title match at the Hero Hockey World League Final 2015 in Raipur.

The contest at the Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel International Hockey Stadium was witnessed by a sell-out crowd that turned up in their thousands to watch the home favourites but did not get the result that they so desperately wanted.

The Red Lions dominated the early stages of the game and took the lead in the fifth minute when Cedric Charlier was allowed to cut in from the right before firing a backhand strike between the legs of India goalkeeper P. R. Sreejesh from the top of the scoring circle.

Belgium could have been even further ahead at half time, but India raised their game considerably in the third and fourth quarters and would have equalised were it not for a number of excellent saves from Vincent Vanasch. Arguably the best of those chances fell to S.V. Sunil, who saw his goal-bound effort kicked away by the Belgian goalkeeper with three minutes remaining to give the Europeans victory.

“We knew it would be difficult today because they have the crowd with them and they have a very tough defence”, said Belgium’s Sebastian Dockier, who made his 100th senior international appearance in the match. “We did a great job in defence, but maybe we could have scored two or three more goals earlier in the match, but I am really pleased that we kept them out. We did a great job.”

Looking ahead to Sunday’s final against Australia, Red Lions Head Coach Shane McLeod said: “They [Australia] are used to the experience of playing in big finals, whereas for us it is the first time that we have been in the top four at a world level event, and now we are in the top two, so we are really looking forward to it.”

India Head Coach Roelant Oltmans said: “We did everything we could to score a goal. We created chances, sometimes you are lucky, sometimes you are not and that is just the way it is. In the third and fourth quarters the team played really well, giving everything they could to change the score. They fought their hearts out, but sometimes you need a little bit of luck.”

Hero Man of the Match: Arthur van Doren (BEL)

Goals

Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
BEL 5 10 CHARLIER Cédric FG 0 - 1

Cards

Team Minute Shirt # Player Type
IND 36 3 SINGH Rupinder Pal G
BEL 40 9 DOCKIER Sébastien G
IND 41 20 SINGH Talwinder Y
BEL 53 32 COSYNS Tanguy Y

IND

Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
X
3 SINGH Rupinder Pal 1
5
5 KHADANGBAM Kothajit
X
7 SINGH Manpreet
X
8 SINGH Sardar
5
10 SINGH Dharamvir
X
12 VOKKALIGA Raghunath
X
16 PARATTU Sreejesh
5
17 MUJTABA Danish
5
20 SINGH Talwinder 1
5
22 WALMIKI Devindar
Bench
23 SINGH Harjot
X
24 SOWMARPET Sunil
X
26 LAKRA Birendra
X
27 SINGH Akashdeep
X
28 KULAR Jasjit Singh
X
29 KANGUJAM Chinglensana
X
30 KHAN Amir
5
31 SINGH Ramandeep
  Team Manager KHANDKER Tushar
  Head Coach OLTMANS Roelant
  Stand-In Manager EYLES Matthew
  Assistant Coach van GENT Roger
  Physiotherapist IYENGAR Shrikant

BEL

Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
Bench
3 GUCASSOFF Jeremy
X
4 van DOREN Arthur
X
7 DOHMEN John-John
X
8 van AUBEL Florent
5
9 DOCKIER Sébastien 1
4
10 CHARLIER Cédric 1
X
12 BOCCARD Gauthier
3
14 de PAEUW Alexandre
X
15 STOCKBROEKX Emmanuel
5
16 HENDRICKX Alexander
X
17 BRIELS Thomas
X
19 DENAYER Felix
X
21 VANASCH Vincent
X
22 GOUGNARD Simon
X
25 LUYPAERT Loïck
X
27 BOON Tom
4
28 TRUYENS Jérôme
5
32 COSYNS Tanguy 1
  Team Manager PIRENNE Eric
  Head Coach McLEOD Shane
  Stand-In Manager GOLDBERG Philippe
  Medical Doctor van DONINCK Yves
  Physiotherapist MERTENS Tom
  Assistant Coach van den HEUVEL Michel

DNP = Did not participate
S = Suspended
DSQ = Disqualified

Match Officials

Role Official
Umpire 1 KEARNS Adam
Umpire 2 MONTES DE OCA German
Reserve Umpire STAGNO Nathan
Video Umpire MAIR Andy
Judge 1 de SALES Claudius
Judge 2 OTI-MENSAH Frank
Technical Officer KANYANGARARA Aaron
  • Match 19
  • Date Sat, 5 Dec 2015
  • Time 18:30
  • Pool/Class Semi Final
  • Venue

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