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FIH Pro League 2023-24: Indian Men, Women Lose to Belgium in European Leg

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FIH Pro League 2023-24: Indian men’s and women’s teams will face Belgium in the reverse fixture on Saturday.

Indian men’s and women’s hockey groups misplaced to have country Belgium in the European leg of the FIH Master Association 2023-24 season in Antwerp on Thursday.

Harmanpreet Singh-led men’s group, who crushed Argentina in a shootout on Wednesday, misplaced 1-4 to Olympic winner Belgium. For the Ruddy Lions, Alexander Hendrickx had a brace whereas captain Felix Denayer and Cedric Charlier too chipped in with a strike each. For the Men in Blue. Abhishek scored a reassurance objective five minutes from the last hooter.

Indian men’s group will see to do superior than its bronze award from Tokyo 2020 when it competes in Paris Olympics this year

India is set third with 17 focuses from 10 recreations whereas Belgium is seventh with six focuses in six diversions in the men’s standings. The two groups meet in the turn around installation on Saturday.

Earlier in the day, Salima Tete-led women’s group went down 0-2 to the host.

The women’s group, at that point driven by goalkeeper Savita Punia, fizzled to qualify for Paris Olympics after wrapping up fourth in the qualifiers in Ranchi in January and a month afterward, head coach Janneke Schopman surrendered from her post.

Harendra Singh is on his to begin with task as the unused head coach and this was a moment straight misfortune for the women’s group after the 0-5 vanquish against Argentina in its opening match.

In the women’s standings, India is 6th with eight focuses in 10 diversions whereas Belgium is seventh with six focuses in six diversions. Indian ladies too play the have in the turn around installation on Saturday. Know More Latest Hockey Sports News…



Belgium 4 (Denayer 22’; Hendrickx 34’, 60’; Charlier 49’) bt India 1 (Abhishek 55’)


Belgium 2 (T’ Serstevens 34’; Dewaet 36’) bt India 0

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