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India out to tame Red Lions

DNMUM427280 | 12/2/2018 | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :332

Confident hosts face world No. 3 Belgium in key clash that could give winner direct QF entry

Mumbai: “Flying start by India”, “five-star India off the blocks”, “India hit fifth gear in first game” were some of the headlines thrown around after India’s 5-0 victory over South Africa in their opening match of the Hockey Men’s Hockey World Cup.
Sure, it was a good start by a young Indian team in front of a packed Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, one that would’ve settled the nerves at the start of a big tournament at home.
Opening blues conquered, it’s time for Red Lions test.
In a game that could determine which team heads directly to the quarterfinals, India will take on 2016 Olympics silver-medallists Belgium in a high-profile encounter in Bhubaneswar on Sunday.
If India ran towards the finishing victor
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