Match 21: 8th December 2018 at 5:00 PM IST
The race to finish first is still on in Pool C and Belgium would come out looking for a big win against South Africa to get there. The Belgians started their campaign with a win over Canada and played draw against the hosts India in the second game. Belgium are tied on points with India but the latter are sitting at the head of Pool B points table on the basis of a better goal difference.
South Africa, on the other hand, would be playing for survival in the competition. They are currently at the bottom of the table and will be eliminated if they do not lift themselves up from the fourth spot. They are tied on points with Canada (sitting third on the points tally) but are behind by 4 goals on goal difference.
Head-to-Head (*since 2013)
Played – 4; Belgium – 4, South Africa – 0
In World Cup
Played – 3; Belgium – 0, South Africa – 2, Drawn – 1
Emmanuel Stockbroekx has withdrawn from the Belgium squad due to a hamstring injury. Antoine Kina has joined the squad as the replacement.
Belgium Hockey squad: Vincent Vanasch, Loic Van Doren, Arthur De Sloover, Arthur Van Doren, Loïck Luypaert, Alexander Hendrickx, Gauthier Boccard, Antoine Kina, Simon Gougnard, John-John Dohmen, Victor Wegnez, Felix Denayer, Sébastien Dockier, Cédric Charlier, Tom Boon, Thomas Briels, Florent van Aubel and Nicolas De Kerpel.
South Africa Hockey squad: Tim Drummond, Gowan Jones, Peabo Lembethe, Mo Mea, Bili Ntuli, Taine Paton, Richard Pautz, Rassie Pieterse, Austin Smith, Nic Spooner, Dayaan Cassiem, Taylor Dart, Tyson Dlungwana, Jethro Eustice, Rhett Halkett, Tommy Hammond, Keenan Horne and Julian Hykes.
Here’s how the two sides may line for Belgium vs South Africa hockey match.
Belgium Playing 11 and substitutes: van DOREN Arthur, DOHMEN John-John, van AUBEL Florent, DOCKIER Sébastien, CHARLIER Cédric, BOCCARD Gauthier, HENDRICKX Alexander, BRIELS Thomas, DENAYER Felix, VANASCH Vincent, GOUGNARD Simon, de SLOOVER Arthur, LUYPAERT Loïck, BOON Tom
South Africa Playing 11 and substitutes: DLUNGWANA Tyson, SMITH Austin, LEMBETHE Nduduza, HAMMOND Tom, HYKES Julian, HORNE Keenan, CASSIEM Dayaan, HALKETT Rhett, PAUTZ Richard, DART Taylor, PATON Taine, MEA Mohamed, EUSTICE Jethro, SPOONER Nicholas, NTULI Nqobile, JONES Gowan, DRUMMOND Tim
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Belgium fantasy picks: van DOREN Arthur, HENDRICKX Alexander, VANASCH Vincent, LUYPAERT Loïck, GOUGNARD Simon
South Africa fantasy picks: SMITH Austin, HALKETT Rhett, SPOONER Nicholas, NTULI Nqobile, DRUMMOND Tim, JONES Gowan
INJURY UPDATE: Emmanuel Stockbroekx has withdrawn from the Belgium squad due to a hamstring injury
Indian viewers can watch the telecast of Hockey World Cup 2018 on Star Sports and Doordarshan. Belgium vs South Africa Hockey match can be Live Streamed Online on Hotstar.
This BEL vs SA Dream11 prediction is based on news sourced from various sources. Kindly revisit before the deadline for the final update.