Hockey World Cup: Belgium beat Pakistan 5-0 in pre-quarters

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Hockey World Cup: Belgium beat Pakistan 5-0 in pre-quarters

New Delhi (Agencies): Belgium defeated Pakistan 5-0 in their cross-over, pre-quarter-final match at the Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar, India on Tuesday.


The first period saw Belgium scoring twice in the 10th and 13th minute.

Soon after, Thomas Briels added one more to put Belgium 2-0 up against Pakistan.

Alexander Hendrickx converted the penalty corner to give Belgium 1-0 lead.

Earlier, before this match, Pakistan and Belgium have played against each other twice in the World Cup, with Pakistan winning both the times, 2-0 in 1973 and 3-2 in 2002.