December 2018
6:47 AM IST
News Headlines
Home   | Main News   | Kerala  | National   | International  | Business   | Sports   | Entertainment   | Columns   | Offbeat   | Health   | About Deepika 
Sports News
India Toil To A Draw vs Belgium In Nail-Biting Clash
(Bhubaneswar, Dec 02, 2018):The Indian men's hockey team displayed a brilliant effort but faltered in the end as their second Pool C match of the 2018 Hockey World Cup against Belgium ended in a 2-2 draw at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar on Sunday. Simon Gougnard scored in the 56th minute as World No.3 Belgium avoided a scare against an upbeat Indian team, which actually started off poorly, conceding an early goal in the match. Alexander Hendrickx scored in the eighth minute via a penalty corner, giving his team an early lead.

In the second quarter, India showed signs of aggression but were tackled brilliantly by the Belgian defenders. Both the teams failed to score in this period of the match, with the match going into half-time.

Lagging 0-1 behind, India started aggressively in the third quarter. Harmanpreet Singh finally scored in the 39th minute through a penalty stroke as India drew level.

Simranjeet Singh then scored in the 47th minute, giving India a 2-1 lead in the third quarter.

In the final quarter of the match, both teams tried hard to score but the Belgian defenders kept ensured their dominance. Towards the end, Simon Gougnard produced a ferocious strike, getting past goalkeeper PR Sreejesh to draw Belgium level in the match.

In the final moments of the game, both the teams tried to score the winning goal but pressure got the better of them.

Earlier this week, India started their World Cup campaign with a 5-0 win against South Africa. The Manpreet Singh-led side had dominated 15-ranked South Africa in all the four quarters of the game.

India will play their final pool match against Canada on 8th December.

Shakhtar prepare for home match 700 kilometres from home
AC Milan let Inter off the hook with Torino stalemate
1st Test: India in cruise control as Australia reduced to 104/4 chasing 323
Over 16000 runners take part in Pune Half Marathon
Kohli booed by Australian fans, Head, Ponting critical of crowd behaviour
Pujara, Rahane put India in driver's seat
Indian Super League: Kerala Blasters' Hopes Hanging By A Thread After Defeat Against Pune City
Start is Good, Need to Carry Momentum in World Cup: Sardar Singh
Man Utd fight back again but Arsenal extend unbeaten run in four-goal thriller
Serena, Nadal and Murray all confirmed for Australian Open
Manchester City top World Cup player pay-out table
Luca Modric wins 2018 Ballon d'Or
Why aren't Dhoni, Dhawan playing domestic cricket? Asks Gavaskar
Barcelona down Villarreal 2-0
Arjen Robben says he will leave Bayern Munich at season’s end
Bangladesh beat West Indies to complete historic Test series whitewash
Prithvi Shaw ruled out of Adelaide Test due to ankle injury
Churchill Brothers and Gokulam Kerala share points after a 1-1 draw
Magnus Carlsen defeats Fabiano Caruana to retain world chess title
Soccer: Qatar's Hassan named Asia's best player
Activist Rehana Fathima, Who Attempted Sabarimala Trek, Arrested Over Facebook Post
 (Kochi, Nov 28, 2018): Model and activist Rehana Fathima, who tried to reach Kerala's Sabarim  
Good news for Keralite Nurses: IELTS cut-off reduced to 6.5
BJP leader K Surendran, 71 others granted bail
Sabarimala protests: Arrests up to 2061, Kerala HC warns police
Trump's potential next chief of staff pick leaving White House
 Washington, Dec 10 (AFP) The White House official widely touted as Donald Trump's favourite to succe
UK PM faces fight for her political life in Brexit deal
Iran arrests 10 over suicide attack on police
Trump chooses new Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, against Mattis wishes
BJP mocks Oppn meet, asks them to reveal PM candidate's name
 Kolkata, Dec 10 (PTI) BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya has mocked the scheduled m
RBI Governor Urjit Patel makes loud noise with silent exit
Can special consideration be shown to man with skin disorder: HC asks Centre
BJP files caveat in SC over 'rath yatra' in WB
Untitled Page
Rashtra Deepika LTD
Copyright @ 2018 , Rashtra Deepika Ltd.