South Africa, on the other hand, stunned the world no.3 side just 36 seconds from the start through Nicholas Spooner's field strike.
An India win will mean Belgium will finish the pool in the second place and will have to play in the cross-overs to qualify for the quarterfinals.
Canada are well placed in the third spot and are in with a bright chance to play in the cross-overs. Only a defeat by eight or more goals against India can ruin Canada's chances and bring South Africa back into the fray.
South Africa are virtually out of the tournament and will now depend on India to demolish Canada by a big margin to remain in the competition.
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