Tokyo: The Belgian team is now the frontrunner in the race to make it to the finals. India has the possibility of winning a medal again in hockey after 41 long years.
Despite a 7-1 goal loss against Australia in the group league match, the Indian team is now just one step away from creating history and this happened because the Indian team, winning consecutively in the middle four matches, has proved that this team is different from the Indian teams of the last three decades.
Here’s how India’s record has been against Belgium. Looking at the head-to-head statistics, both the teams have faced each other 17 times and India has won only 5 times, while Belgium’s team has defeated India 9 times. 3 matches were ended in a draw.
Currently, Belgium is at number two in the international hockey rankings.
The Belgian team has scored 29 goals in 6 matches in this Olympic Games. Notably, this team ended the match against Great Britain in a 2-2 draw.
Recently, India defeated Belgium during a series of friendly matches in Europe.
That is why it is considered very difficult, however not impossible, to win against the World’s No. 2 team.