India faced a shocking defeat to France 4-5 in their opening game of their Junior world cup campaign but the host secured a place in the quarter finals with a 13-1 win against Canada and a 8-2 win against Poland. Vice skipper Sanjay has been the star scorer for the men in blue as he has managed to score 8 goals through his fierce penalty corner conversion skills. Indian forward Araijeet Singh Hundal has been a lethal force and a big worry for the opposition defense line with 5 goals to his name.
Indian defense line was put to test against France but it was not troubled in the remaining two games against Canada and Poland but the story can change when India takes the field against Belgium in the 1st quarter final. Drag flickers are one of the most strong aspect for India but the Indian forwards have to be skillful enough to convert circle penetration to goals or find a foot to eke out a penalty corner atleast. Belgium is known for their clean tackles and they back their fullbacks to control the game and we can expect a low scoring game when the two teams take the ground against each other.
Belgium will also be looking forward to avenge the defeat of 2016 Junior World Cup Finals where the host India led by Harjeet Singh won the summit clash 2-1.
When is the the quarter final between India and Belgium at 2021 Junior Hockey World Cup ?
The much anticipated clash will take place on 1 December 2021
At what time the game will start ?
The quarter final clash will begin from 7:30 PM IST
Who are the other 6 quarter finalists ?
Germany, Spain, Netherlands, Argentina, France and Malaysia
Where can i watch the live streaming of the quarter final clash ?
Hockey fans can catch the quarter final clash between India and Belgium on Hotstar mobile application or their official website in India.
Where can i catch the action live on TV ?
Hockey fans can catch the action live on Star Sports Network