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Hockey World Cup 2018 highlights: India beat South Africa 5-0; Belgium win

In the opening match of the Hockey World Cup 2018, Belgium beat Canada 2-1, while hosts India humbled South Africa 5-0

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Indian squad for Hockey World Cup 2018. Photo: Hockey Federation of India

The opening day of FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018 will see two Pool C encounters. In the first match of the day, World number 3 Belgium will take on Canada, while hosts India will lock horns with rainbow nation South Africa at in Bhubaneshwar. Belgium won silver at the Rio Olympics by finishing behind Argentina, while the Canadians ended up second from the bottom by virtue of a single point earned via a 2-2 draw against Indian. Brazil had no points whatsoever at Rio Olympics.
 
Hockey World Cup 2018, Day 1, Match 2: India vs South Africa

India are expected to face an uphill battle playing in front of the home crowd that will turn up in large numbers to watch the FIH Men’s Despite being the most successful team in Olympic hockey with eight golds, India have won the World Cup only once, way back in 1975. Hosts India will start their campaign against South Africa at 1900 IST. India last played South Africa at the 2014 Commonwealth Game and thrashed them 5-2. In Hockey World Cup 2018, India’s attack will depend upon the tweaks brought by head coach as he brought in striker Aksahdeep Singh from Junior national team.
 
There will be another opening ceremony before the start of the first match. Bollywood star Salman Khan is expected to perform live. 


Hockey World Cup 2018 highlights: India beat South Africa 5-0; Belgium win

The first day of action at the Odisha Hockey Men's World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018 concludes with variety in the scorelines and brilliant attacking hockey on display. Here's how the action played out on 28th November.#IndiaKaGame #HWC2018 #DilHockey pic.twitter.com/ugKa9oUCqK — Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) November 28, 2018

Hockey World Cup 2018 highlights: India beat South Africa 5-0; Belgium win

.@chinglensana29 received a memento for his 200th national cap for India. He was highly lauded by the entire crowd of Bhubaneswar at the Kalinga Stadium for achieving this majestic feat. #INDvRSA #IndiaKaGame #HWC2018 #DilHockey pic.twitter.com/QLDDzIgZnN — Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) November 28, 2018

Hockey World Cup 2018 highlights: India beat South Africa 5-0; Belgium win

India beat South Africa 5-0

Hockey World Cup 2018 highlights: India beat South Africa 5-0; Belgium win

India review for stick block

Hockey World Cup 2018 highlights: India beat South Africa 5-0; Belgium win

India gets free hit

Hockey World Cup 2018 highlights: India beat South Africa 5-0; Belgium win

Raja Namdhari, from One Team One Dream hails the Bhubaneswar crowd and expresses his desire of India winning the OHMWC Bhubaneswar 2018. He has brought in a fan force from all corners of India to back the Indian team. #INDvRSA #BELvCAN #IndiaKaGame #HWC2018 #DilHockey pic.twitter.com/t8ic2321SA — Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) November 28, 2018

Hockey World Cup 2018 highlights: India beat South Africa 5-0; Belgium win

India in a very comfortable position. 

Hockey World Cup 2018 highlights: India beat South Africa 5-0; Belgium win

Shreejesh saves. South Africa still searching for their first goal of the tournament. 

Hockey World Cup 2018 highlights: India beat South Africa 5-0; Belgium win

Very powerful shot on the goal. barely misses the net.

Hockey World Cup 2018 highlights: India beat South Africa 5-0; Belgium win

Indian defence playing at its best. Claring the ball and Mandeep on the forward line ready to take it ahead. 

Hockey World Cup 2018 highlights: India beat South Africa 5-0; Belgium win

India gains another penalty corner. This time missed it.

First Published: Wed, November 28 2018. 15:00 IST

Hockey World Cup 2018 highlights: India beat South Africa 5-0; Belgium win

In the opening match of the Hockey World Cup 2018, Belgium beat Canada 2-1, while hosts India humbled South Africa 5-0

The opening day of FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018 will see two Pool C encounters. In the first match of the day, World number 3 Belgium will take on Canada, while hosts India will lock horns with rainbow nation South Africa at in Bhubaneshwar. Belgium won silver at the Rio Olympics by finishing behind Argentina, while the Canadians ended up second from the bottom by virtue of a single point earned via a 2-2 draw against Indian. Brazil had no points whatsoever at Rio Olympics.
 
Hockey World Cup 2018, Day 1, Match 2: India vs South Africa

India are expected to face an uphill battle playing in front of the home crowd that will turn up in large numbers to watch the FIH Men’s Despite being the most successful team in Olympic hockey with eight golds, India have won the World Cup only once, way back in 1975. Hosts India will start their campaign against South Africa at 1900 IST. India last played South Africa at the 2014 Commonwealth Game and thrashed them 5-2. In Hockey World Cup 2018, India’s attack will depend upon the tweaks brought by head coach as he brought in striker Aksahdeep Singh from Junior national team.
 
There will be another opening ceremony before the start of the first match. Bollywood star Salman Khan is expected to perform live. 


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