Match 10: 2nd December 2018 at 7:00 PM IST
India started their Hockey World Cup campaign with an emphatic 5-0 win over South Africa and would be looking to make it two in two when they meet Belgium on Sunday. The hosts exhibited solid attacking skills coupled with quality defence and a controlled tempo throughout their opening game. However, the next matchup is against a difficult opponent and they will have to play at their best.
Belgium, on the other hand, registered a convincing win in their opening game of the tournament beating Canada 2-1. They were all over the opponent from the outset and scored in the third minute. With all-important top spot on the line, Belgium can be expected to come out all guns blazing.
Head-to-Head (*since 2013)
Played – 19; India – 5, Belgium – 13, Drawn – 1
In World Cup:
Played – 3; India – 2, Belgium – 1
India Hockey squad: Manpreet Singh (c), Chinglensana Singh Kangujam (vc), Sumit, Nilakanta Sharma, Hardik Singh, Akashdeep Singh, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay, Simranjeet Singh, Mandeep Singh, Dilpreet Singh, PR Sreejesh, Krishna Bahadur Pathak, Harmanpreet Singh, Surender Kumar, Amit Rohidas, Birendra Lakra, Varun Kumar and Kothajit Singh Khadangbam.
Belgium Hockey squad: Vincent Vanasch, Loic Van Doren, Arthur De Sloover, Arthur Van Doren, Loïck Luypaert, Alexander Hendrickx, Gauthier Boccard, Emmanuel Stockbroekx, Simon Gougnard, John-John Dohmen, Victor Wegnez, Felix Denayer, Sébastien Dockier, Cédric Charlier, Tom Boon, Thomas Briels, Florent van Aubel and Nicolas De Kerpel.
India’s XI & Subs: SINGH Harmanpreet, SINGH Dilpreet, KUMAR Surender, SINGH Manpreet (c), SINGH Mandeep, UPADHYAY Lalit, PARATTU Sreejesh (GK), SHARMA Nilakanta, KUMAR Varun, SINGH Akashdeep and KANGUJAM Chinglensana
Substitutes: KHADANGBAM Kothajit, LAKRA Birendra, SINGH Hardik, SINGH Simranjeet, SUMIT, ROHIDAS Amit
Belgium’s XI & Subs: van DOREN ArthurDOHMEN John-Johnvan AUBEL FlorentBOCCARD GauthierSTOCKBROEKX EmmanuelBRIELS Thomas (C)DENAYER FelixVANASCH Vincent (GK)LUYPAERT LoïckWEGNEZ VictorBOON Tom
Substitutes: HENDRICKX Alexander, GOUGNARD Simon, DOCKIER Sébastien, CHARLIER Cédricde, KERPEL Nicolasde, SLOOVER Arthur
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India fantasy picks: Mandeep Singh, Akashdeep Singh, Simranjeet Singh and Lalit Upadhyay were among the goal-scorers for India in the opening game.
Belgium fantasy picks: Felix Denayer and Thomas Briels bagged goals for Belgium against Canada on Wednesday.
Johnston, Tupper, Sukhi Panesar, Gabe Ho-Garcia and Antoni Kindler were among others who had a decent outing in the first game.
Indian viewers can watch Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018 on Star Sports and Doordarshan. India vs Belgium Hockey match can also be Live Streamed Online on Hotstar.
This India vs Belgium Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018 Dream11 prediction is based on news sourced from various sources. We suggest you pick your IND vs BEL Dream11 Team from the squad listed above. Kindly revisit before the deadline to get the final update.