India vs Belgium, Hockey World League (HWL) Finals 2017
Indian Hockey team, on Wednesday, at the Hockey World League (HWL) Final tournament, in Bhubaneswar, beat Belgium 3-2 in a dramatic penalty shoot-out to enter semifinals.
Goalkeeper Akash Chikte put up a superlative show as India edged past Belgium 3-2 via penalty shootout to enter the semi-finals of the FIH Hockey World League (HWL) Final here on Wednesday.
Chikte blocked four Belgian attackers during the shootout, while Lalit Upadhyay, Rupinder Pal Singh and Harmanpreet Singh were on the mark for India.
Gurjant Singh (31st minute), Harmanpreet (34th) and Rupinder (46th) were the goal scorer for India,But Chikte, who gave his place to young Suraj Karkera in the match and was brought into action in the 47th minute, stood up to his coach’s faith and produced four brilliant saves in the shoot-out that went to sudden death to seal the famous win for India.