Belgium produced a power performance when it mattered most . In the all important semi- finals against India they romped home comfortably with a thumping 5-2 victory. At half time the match looked even with both sides level at 2-2.
For India , Mandeep Singh and Harmanpreet Singh found the back of the net . For Belgium the star was Alexander Hendrickx with a fine hat-trick . Loick Luypaert , Dohmen were the other goal scorers.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted after India lost and had words of encouragement for Indian team
Wins and losses are a part of life. Our Men’s Hockey Team at #Tokyo2020 gave their best and that is what counts. Wishing the Team the very best for the next match and their future endeavours. India is proud of our players.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 3, 2021
India will now have to play well to bag the Bronze medal.