New Delhi: A high-on-confidence India men’s hockey team defeated Olympic and World Champion Belgium 5-4, fighting back from 1-3 down, in a shootout in the first match of the two-legged FIH Pro league 2021-22 in Antwerp after the match ended 3-3 during regulation time. Jamanpreet saved the day for India after scoring a life-saving equalizer in the 58th against Belgium to make it 3-3. The thrilling match between India and Belgium was definitely worth watching.
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The Men in Blue earned a shootout bonus after pulling off a draw against The Olympic Gold medalists. For India, Sreejesh produced a heroic save in the shootout for the win.
Full Time! A game and a performance to be remembered for days to come!!
Hoping for more of this similar action tomorrow!
— Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) June 11, 2022
India was chasing their opponents by one goal when the fourth and final quarter began. The miraculous goal from Jamanpreet kept India alive in the match.
Very rarely it happens that with a 3-3 scoreline you can say that the two goalkeepers stood out. These 60 min between India & Belgium were such.
— Jaspreet Singh Sahni (@JaspreetSSahni) June 11, 2022
India’s performance tonight away from home will be remembered for a long time as the team fought against all odds against heavyweights Belgium.