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FIH Pro League: India edge world champs Belgium

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Bhubaneswar: Indian men’s hockey team stunned world champions Belgium with a 2-1 victory in their FIH Pro League match here on Saturday.

Mandeep Singh scored a field goal in the second minute of the match before Gauthier Boccard equalised for world number one Belgium in the 33rd minute with a powerful drag flick from a penalty corner.

Ramandeep Singh scored the decisive goal for the home side in the 47th minute via a penalty corner to give world number four India a victory in front of a frenzied crowd at the Kalinga Stadium here.

The two sides play against each other on Sunday again.

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