NEW DELHI: Indian men’s hockey staff dropped 1-3 from hosts Belgium, their next consecutive defeat in the Tour of Europe, in Boom on Thursday. Spirited Belgium arrived from a intention down to defeat India and win the series 2-.
India begun aggressively and took an early direct when younger Armaan Qureshi scored a brilliant area intention in the fourth moment. The direct did not final extensive as Belgium scored the equaliser in the 10th moment.
The household staff designed all the appropriate moves in the next quarter and took the direct in the 21st moment when Loick Luypaert scored via a fantastic drag-flick. And just in advance of the 50 %-time whistle, Wegnez scored a area intention and greater Belgium’s direct to 3-1.
It was India vice-captain and mid-fielder Kangujam Chinglensana Singh’s 150th worldwide match.
On Wednesday, India dropped their opening match of the tour -1 from the very same opponents. Just after actively playing out a few goalless quarters, India conceded a intention in the 59th moment to shed the evenly contested match. Tom Boon scored the winning intention for Belgium.
Indian staff is on a five-match tour of Europe, and will play their third match from Netherlands at 18:30 IST on August 13.