Match 1: 28th November at 17:00 PM IST
The Olympic Games silver medallist Belgium take on Canada in the curtain raiser of Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018. The hosts India and South Africa are the other two sides in Pool C.
India and Belgium are two title contenders and most likely to make the playoffs. Canada, 11th in the World Rankings, is also tipped to make the playoff from the group.
Head-to-Head (*since 2013)
Belgium – 2, Canada – 0
The 14th edition of Men’s Hockey World Cup will be held at the Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar in Odisha (India). In the 19-day long tournament, World’s top 16 teams will battle it out for the glory.
Australia are the reigning champions while Olympic champions Argentina and most successful team Pakistan are also part of the tournament.
Here’s how the two sides may lineup for Belgium vs Canada Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018 match
Belgium Playing 11:
Goal-keeper – Vincent Vanasch
Defenders – Arthur Van Doren, Gauthier Boccard, Loick Luypaert, Victor Wegnez
Midfielders – John-John Dohmen, Felix Denayer
Strikers – Cedric Charlier, Tom Boon, Thomas Briels
Canada Playing 11:
Goal-keeper – David Carter
Defenders – Gordon Johnston, Scott Tupper, Sukhi Panesar
Midfielders – Richard Hildreth, Brenden Bissett
Strikers – Mark Pearson, Iain Smythe, Keegan Pereira
Belgium squad: Vincent Vanasch, John-John Dohmen, Victor Wegnez, Felix Denayer, Sébastien Dockier, Cédric Charlier, Tom Boon, Thomas Briels, Florent van Aubel, Nicolas De Kerpel, Loic Van Doren, Arthur De Sloover, Arthur Van Doren, Loïck Luypaert, Alexander Hendrickx, Gauthier Boccard, Emmanuel Stockbroekx and Simon Gougnard
Canada squad: Balraj Panesar, Antoni Kindler, David Carter, Mark Pearson, Sukhi Panesarbc, Gabe Ho-Garcia, John Smythe, Richard Hildreth, Brenden Bissett, Jamie Wallace, Brandon Pereira, Gordon Johnston, Scott Tupper, Keegan Pereira, Matthew Sarmento, Iain Smythe, James Kirkpatrick and Oliver Scholfield.
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Belgium start as favourites. Pick fewer players from team Canada.
Vincent Vanasch, Thomas Briels and Cedric Charlier are the key men for Belgium.
Scott Tupper, Gordon Johnston and goalkeeper David Carter are the safest picks among the Canadians.
Indian viewers can watch Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018 on Star Sports and Doordarshan. Hockey World Cup can also be Live Streamed Online on Hotstar.
This Belgium vs Canada Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018 Dream11 prediction is based on news sourced from various sources. We suggest you pick your BEL vs CAN Dream11 team from the squad listed above. Kindly revisit before the deadline to get the final update.