IND V BEL ( SF 2 ) Hockey World League Semi-Final Antwerp 2015

IND
0 - 4
BEL

Match Review IND - BEL 0-4

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Belgium delighted the home crowd as they secured their place in Sunday's final at the expense of an India team who were lacking in ideas and finishing.

In fairness to India, this was a drastically improved Belgium side as their disciplined defence presented India with an effective human wall that the Asian champions were unable to break down.

The game was won in the opening few minutes as Belgium took an early lead through Florent van Aubel and Tanguy Cosyns. Van Aubel went on to score his hat trick later in the game, but with Rupinder Singh lacking his usual fire power in front of goal and the India forward line coming short, the outcome was written by half-time.

The Red Lions took the lead when a reverse stick shot from Tom Boon was touched into the goal by Van Aubel (2'). This lead was extended when Tanguy Cosyns (8') hit a belter of a strike into the corner of Sreejesh Parattu's goal.

For the remainder of the quarter, Belgium's tactics changed and they sat back to absorb the India pressure.

When the Red Lions did break down play, they were quick to counter-attack. India created their own chances in the half, one of the best came when Gurbaj Singh's movement created space but the subsequent shot from Yuvraj Walmiki was wide.

In the second half, India came out with a renewed vigour and created more scoring opportunities. Rupindar Singh shot a penalty corner wide, and Sardar Singh was becoming increasingly dominant in midfield. However, a steal by Jerome Truyens in midfield out Belgium back on the attack and the subsequent penalty corner was slotted home on the second attempt by Van Aubel (41'), the ball falling to him after it hit the post. The goal doubled his personal tally.

Indian won a penalty corner after Arthur van Doren fouled but Rupinder Singh was unable to get his blistering shot on target. The India drag flick specialist showed his frustration as his shot flew wide. Speaking later he said: "Today we just couldn't make the chances count. Belgium built that early lead and defended well, it was difficult to play against them."

Van Aubel's third (53') was an instinctive goal. he picked the ball up to the left of the goal and fired into a narrow gap between goalkeeper and post.

"We didn't play with our usual defensive structure against France," said Arthur van Doren. "We learnt from that and today our defence built the platform so that our forwards could play with their flair and skill."

Goals

Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
BEL 2 8 van AUBEL Florent FG 0 - 1
BEL 8 32 COSYNS Tanguy PC 0 - 2
BEL 41 8 van AUBEL Florent PC 0 - 3
BEL 53 8 van AUBEL Florent PC 0 - 4

Cards

Team Minute Shirt # Player Type
IND 43 28 KULAR Jasjit Singh G
BEL 45 4 van DOREN Arthur G

IND

Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
8
3 SINGH Rupinder
12
6 SINGH Gurmail
X
7 SINGH Manpreet
X
8 SINGH Sardar
8
9 WALMIKI Yuvraj
8
10 SINGH Dharamvir
X
13 SINGH Gurbaj
7
14 UPADHYAY Lalit
X
16 PARATTU Sreejesh
X
22 WALMIKI Devindar
Bench
23 SINGH Harjot
X
25 SINGH Satbir
X
26 LAKRA Birendra
X
27 SINGH Akashdeep
X
28 KULAR Jasjit Singh 1
X
29 KANGUJAM Chinglensana
X
31 SINGH Ramandeep
8
32 THIMMAIAH Chandanda
  Team Manager SANGWAN Sandeep
  Head Coach van ASS Paul
  Stand-In Manager SEBASTIAN Jude Felix
  Physiotherapist IYENGAR Shrikant

BEL

Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
Bench
3 GUCASSOFF Jeremy
X
4 van DOREN Arthur 1
Bench
6 THIERY Dorian
X
7 DOHMEN John-John
X
8 van AUBEL Florent 3
X
9 DOCKIER Sébastien
5
11 KEUSTERS Amaury
7
12 BOCCARD Gauthier
X
15 STOCKBROEKX Emmanuel
6
17 BRIELS Thomas
X
19 DENAYER Felix
X
21 VANASCH Vincent
X
22 GOUGNARD Simon
X
25 LUYPAERT Loïck
X
27 BOON Tom
3
28 TRUYENS Jérôme
X
29 van STRYDONCK Elliot
6
32 COSYNS Tanguy 1
  Team Manager PIRENNE Eric
  Head Coach DELMEE Jeroen
  Stand-In Manager BEUNEN Mick
  Physiotherapist MERTENS Tom
  Medical Doctor van DONINCK Yves
  Assistant Coach GOLDBERG Philippe

DNP = Did not participate
S = Suspended
DSQ = Disqualified

Match Officials

Role Official
Umpire 1 WRIGHT John
Umpire 2 KOH Eric Kim Lai
Reserve Umpire STAGNO Nathan
Video Umpire van BUNGE Coen
Judge 1 McKAY Iain
Judge 2 RAMPONE Guendalina
Technical Officer DECKENBROCK Christian
  • Match 29
  • Date Fri, 3 Jul 2015
  • Time 18:30
  • Pool/Class SF 2
  • Venue KHC Dragons

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