Tokyo: India had a chance to create history after 41 years by winning the semi-final match of hockey in the Olympics, but something happened in this match that shattered the hopes of crores of Indians. The Indian team was getting closer to playing the final match of hockey in the Olympics after 41 years, but Belgium did not allow this dream of Team India to be fulfilled. Belgium defeated India 5-2 in the semi-final match of hockey in the Tokyo Olympics, breaking their dream of playing the final match.
India lost the match by this mistake
Due to the mistake of the Indian hockey team, Belgium got three penalty corners back-to-back, which they took advantage of and the match went out of India’s hands. A hat-trick from Belgium’s Alexander Hendricks turned the match upside down. Alexander Hendricks scored in the 19th, 49th and 53rd to complete a brilliant hat-trick to give Belgium victory on his own.
India’s mistake after taking the lead
Belgium defeated India on the basis of a brilliant hat-trick by Alexander Hendricks. India was leading 2-1 at one time in this match, but after that it went behind badly. After trailing in the very first quarter, Belgium intensified their attack to equalize. In this sequence, he got success in the 19th minute. Alexander Robbie Hendricks scored from a penalty corner to make the score 2-2. No goals were scored in the third quarter.
Hendrix snatched the match from India
Belgium suddenly picked up the pace in the fourth quarter and Hendricks scored a penalty corner in the 49th minute to give it a 3-2 lead. By the start of the third quarter and the fourth quarter, Belgium had 7 penalty corners. At the last moment, there was a breach in India’s defense line. Belgium were getting penalty corners continuously. In the same sequence, he scored a penalty stroke in the 53rd minute, on which Hendricks scored a goal to ensure his team’s victory by 4-2. The Belgian team did not stop even after this and scored another goal in the last minute to take a 5-2 lead. Dominic Dohmann scored this goal for Belgium in the 60th minute.
Still waiting for bronze medal
The Indian men’s hockey team is out of the race for the final. He was defeated 5-2 by world champion Belgium in the semi-finals. Now India will have to try for bronze. Team India still has a chance to win the medal. Indian men’s hockey team will now play for bronze medal.
India gave tough competition
The first goal of the match was scored by Belgium. The goal was scored by Loic Fannie Lupert in the second minute from a penalty corner. By the time the match started, India was behind. The Indian team was under pressure, but after coming out of this pressure, Harmanpreet Singh brought excitement to the match by scoring a goal in the seventh minute. Harmanpreet scored this goal on the penalty corner. Now the score was 1-1. After this, captain Mandeep Singh himself took the lead and in the ninth minute through a fine field goal, India took 2-1 lead.