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DNMUM427345 | 12/3/2018 | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :495

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Hosts spring to life in second half but concede late equaliser in 2-2 draw with Belgium, remain Pool C toppers
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Mumbai: It was a tale of two halves: one where India slept, one where India sizzled.
After an almost lifeless first half, India sprang to life in the second to hold higher-ranked Belgium 2-2 in the second league encounter to remain atop Pool C of the Hockey Men’s World Cup in Bhubaneswar on Sunday.
After a fast start by the Red Lions that perhaps left India stunned, the boys in blue roared back after the change of ends to turn a 0-1 deficit into a 2-1 lead before the Belgians drew parity with four minutes left on the clock.
The draw, however, put India in a good position to qualify directly to the quarterfinals without having to go through the grind of the cross-over stage. India and Belgium are both on four points after two
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