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Hockey World League Final: India edges past Belgium 3-2 to enter semis

India edged past Belgium via penalty shootout to enter the semi-finals of the FIH Hockey World League

IANS  |  Bhubaneswar 

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Indian players jubiliate with goalkeeper Chikte Akash after win 2nd Quarter final match against Belgium in penalty shoot out during Men's Hockey World League Final at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar. Photo: PTI

Goalkeeper Akash Chikte put up a superlative show as edged past 3-2 via penalty shootout to enter the semi-finals of the FIH 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

Gurjant Singh (31st minute), Harmanpreet (34th) and Rupinder (46th) scored in the regulation time for

Loick Luypaert (38th and 46th) converted two penalty corners to lead the Belgian fightback before Cedric Charlier (52nd) scored the equaliser after Rupinder's goal.

First Published: Wed, December 06 2017. 21:56 IST
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