Hockey World League Final: India beat Belgium, Enter Semis


Bhubaneswar: Host India beat Belgium to storm into the semifinals of the Hockey World League Final (HWLF) at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar on Wednesday.

The hosts beat 3-2 in a penalty shootout after the game ended 3-3 in regulation time.

India’s semi-final opponents will be known from the winner of Thursday’s quarter-final clash between England and Olympic champions Argentina.

Title holders Australia also claimed a place in the semis. Australia will play against, either Germany or Netherlands, two sides that meet in the quarter-finals on December 7.