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Hockey World Cup: Belgium down Germany, to face England in semis

IANS  |  Bhubaneswar 

Olympic silver medallist edged out two-time champions 2-1 in a keenly contested quarter-final at the men's here on Thursday.

In the neck and neck fight, third ranked held their nerves and came back from a goal down to enter the semi-finals for the first time.

Sixth ranked drew first blood when found the back of the net in the 14th minute.

But soon matched the pace of their opponent through regular attacks. They found success in the 18th minute when restored parity.

The decisive goal came in the 50th minute when put Belgium ahead.

Belgium will face a resurgent England in the semi-final, who had defeated 3-2 in the first quarter-final on Wednesday.

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First Published: Thu, December 13 2018. 18:42 IST
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