FIH Pro League 2022-23 Highlights: Harmanpreet scores brace as India beats Belgium 5-1, gets first win under coach Fulton

IND vs BEL: Check highlights of the FIH Pro League 2022-23 match in which India beat Belgium 5-1 in London on June 2.

Updated : Jun 02, 2023 21:18 IST

FILE PHOTO: India takes on Belgium in its 11th match of the FIH Pro League 2022-23 season in London on Friday.
FILE PHOTO: India takes on Belgium in its 11th match of the FIH Pro League 2022-23 season in London on Friday.

FILE PHOTO: India takes on Belgium in its 11th match of the FIH Pro League 2022-23 season in London on Friday.

Welcome to Sportstar’s highlights of the FIH Pro League 2022-23 match in which India beat Belgium 5-1. This was Nihit Sachdevataking you through the action as it unfolded in London.

  • June 02, 2023 21:18

    FIH Pro League 2022-23: Harmanpreet scores twice as India thrashes Belgium 5-1

  • June 02, 2023 20:52

    India beats Olympic champion Belgium 5-1 to get its first win under new coach Craig Fulton. Brace from Harmanpreet and goals from Vivek and Amit helped India dominate the first half. Even though Belgian threatened to come back with a goal from Ghislain in the second half, the men in blue stayed solid in defense before Dilpreet provided the finishing touch with a fifth goal in the last minute. India takes its tally to 22 points in 11 matches, three behind table-topper Great Britain which has a game in hand.

  • June 02, 2023 20:49

    Belgium earns a PC with 40 seconds on the clock. Sreejesh blocks the drag-flick. And the men in blue run down the clock!

  • June 02, 2023 20:48
    59’ Dilpreet makes it 5-1 for India!

    Final 60 seconds. And it is a five-star performance from the men in blue as Dilpreet gets his name on the scoresheet after shoddy defending from the Belgians.

  • June 02, 2023 20:46

    Last two minutes. Video referral used from Belgian looking for a back stick outside the Indian circle from a blue shirt. Harmanpreet is the player in question. Long halt in play. Eventually, due to lack of sufficient evidence, no PC to Belgium but it keeps the referral.

  • June 02, 2023 20:42

    Belgium uses the referral, asking for a ball off the Indian stick dangerously into a white shirt inside the Indian circle. The ball does rise dangerously of Rajkumar Pal’s stick and it is a PC for Belgium. The drag-flick from the Belgian player is too high. Free hit to India.

  • June 02, 2023 20:39

    White shirts put pressure on the Indian defenders and restrict to the left corner outside their own circle but somehow, the Indian backline does well to get itself out of danger. Last five minutes.

  • June 02, 2023 20:37

    PC for Belgium. Powerful run down the left from Cosyns before pushing it inside the Indian circle. Poor execution of the PC routine from Belgium.

  • June 02, 2023 20:34

    Belgium manages to take the ball inside the Indian circle from the left, cleared by the men in blue. Long corner for Belgium.

  • June 02, 2023 20:31

    Gurjant earns a PC for India. Harmanpreet’s drag-flick takes a deflection off rusher Wegnez and hits Belgian skipper Denayer in the face.

  • June 02, 2023 20:30

    Aerial pass received perfectly by Manpreet on the right flank before being fouled. Abhishek takes the ball forward, inside the Belgian circle and earns only a long corner.

  • June 02, 2023 20:27

    No worries for the Indians though as they earn a PC pretty quickly. However, Van Doran keeps the men in blue at bay this time.

  • June 02, 2023 20:26
    45’ Ghislain opens Belgium’s account!

    The final quarter begins. And Belgium scores in less than 50 seconds! Poor clearance inside the circle from a blue shirt and Ghislain puts the ball past Sreejesh to open Belgium’s account.

  • June 02, 2023 20:23

    Final minute of the third quarter. Tom Boon loses the ball to Mandeep. India manages to take the ball inside the opposition circle but does not earn a PC. That’s it for third quarter. Belgium asked a lot of questions in the last 15 minutes but the Indian defense, especially Sreejesh, stayed solid to keep the clean sheet intact.

  • June 02, 2023 20:19

    India with a chance to attack in a four-on-two situation. However, Sukhjeet delays the pass down the right flank and Belgium can breathe.

  • June 02, 2023 20:18

    Sukhjeet does well to take down the aerial pass inside the Belgian circle but his reverse stick shot goes well over the target.

  • June 02, 2023 20:17

    Mandeep charges down the right flank with the ball but Luypaert steals it from him.

  • June 02, 2023 20:15

    India back to full strength as Abhishek completes serving his his five-minute suspension.

  • June 02, 2023 20:14

    Biekens tries to use his 3D skills to get inside the Indian circle but the lift is deemed too dangerous. Free hit to India.

  • June 02, 2023 20:13

    Poncelet with the ball, pushes it inside the Indian circle from the right but it is a blue shirt that receives the pass.

  • June 02, 2023 20:11

    Double save from Sreejesh on another PC for Belgium. Sensational stuff from the Indian custodian. However, the men in white win another PC. And Sreejesh saves yet again! This time with his left leg. Stunning work from the Indian goalkeeper in the last one minute.

  • June 02, 2023 20:10

    Belgium with lots of possession inside the Indian half. Belgium wins a PC. India down to 10 as Abhishek is out for five minutes after receiving a yellow card. Drag flick blocked by an Indian foot. Another PC to Belgium. Sreejesh saves but a stick check gives Belgium another PC.

  • June 02, 2023 20:05

    PC for Belgium. Aerial pass for Ghislain inside the Indian circle who takes the shot. Sreejesh blocks it but the ball ends up hitting Amit. Faulty trap for Belgium in the PC routine but it wins another PC quickly. India blocks the attempt. The shot on the rebound goes wide from Belgium.

  • June 02, 2023 20:02

    And the second half is underway. India takes the push-back and plays from right to left. PC for India inside 20 seconds. Harmanpreet with the drag-flick. Blocked. Vivek with the rebound, albeit a back stick. Blocked. And moments later, Vivek gets hit in the face as the Belgian defence tries to clear the ball.

  • June 02, 2023 19:52
    29’ Harmanpreet scores again! India leads 4-0!

    A PC in the dying seconds of the first half for the men in blue. Does not matter if he takes the drag-flick or not because Harmanpreet finds the back of the net again! This time off the rebound. Fifteen goals this season for the Indian. And here comes the hooter!

  • June 02, 2023 19:48
    28’ Amit Rohidas makes it 3-0 for India!

    That was a beautiful team goal. Mandeep entering the Belgian circle from the right along the baseline before providing the cut-back to Amit Rohidas rushing in who takes a touch before putting the ball past Van Doran into the bottom left corner with a reverse stick.

  • June 02, 2023 19:46

    A move down the right flank from the Belgians, De Sloover manages to take the ball inside the Indian circle but doesn’t earn a PC.

  • June 02, 2023 19:44

    Aerial passes on both ends of the pitch in quick succession. However, on both occasions, excellent defensive work saves the day.

  • June 02, 2023 19:42

    Both Harmanpreet and Onana are back on the pitch after serving their respective two-minute suspensions.

  • June 02, 2023 19:40

    Belgium loses the man advantage as Onana too gets a green card 20 seconds later.

  • June 02, 2023 19:40

    Harmanpreet, soon after scoring, is awarded a green card for breaking play. India down to 10 men.

  • June 02, 2023 19:38
    20’ Harmanpreet doubles India’s lead!

    PC for India. Harmanpreet with a strong drag-flick and despite a touch from Van Doran, manages to find the bottom left corner. The Indian takes his tally to 14 goals in this FIH Pro League season.

  • June 02, 2023 19:37

    Impressive 3D skills from Poncelet to take the ball inside the Indian circle from the right along the baseline but it does not materialise into anything significant for the men in white.

  • June 02, 2023 19:35

    Boccard with a superb run down the left flank. Shot on target by Belgium and Sreejesh saves!

  • June 02, 2023 19:33

    Challenge from behind on Dohmen by Harmanpreet inside the Indian circle. PC to Belgium. Luypaert with the shot, Jarmanpreet clears it before the ball could hit Sreejesh’s stretched left leg. However, Belgium earns another PC quickly. Poor drag-flick from Luypaert and India keeps its one-goal-lead.

  • June 02, 2023 19:31

    Second quarter begins. Akashdeep intercepts an aerial pass on the edge of his own circle to stop a Belgian attack.

  • June 02, 2023 19:28

    Final minute of the opening quarter. Boccard to Biekens, who enters the Indian circle from the right but the Indian defense clears the ball away. India leads 1-0 after first quarter.

  • June 02, 2023 19:26

    Belgium looking to construct something from the back as Indian defense sits deep in the final two minutes of the first quarter.

  • June 02, 2023 19:24

    William Ghislain tries to take on the entire Indian defense on his own from the right flank but eventually loses possession.

  • June 02, 2023 19:22

    Harmanpreet’s attempt off the PC is blocked and so is Abhishek’s from the rebound. Van Doran to the rescue for the Belgians.

  • June 02, 2023 19:22

    Wegnez loses the ball to a defender at the top of the Indian circle. No harm done to the Indian goal. And in a matter of a few seconds, it is the men in blue who launch yet another counter-attack with Sanjay winning a Penalty Corner on the right.

  • June 02, 2023 19:18

    Jarmanpreet with a brilliant interception stops a white shirt from entering the Indian circle from the right before passing the ball to Akashdeep who then puts it through along the right flank for Sukhjeet but Wegnez gets to the ball first.

  • June 02, 2023 19:16

    Belgium trying to settle and play the possession game after conceding the early goal.

  • June 02, 2023 19:14
    1’ Vivek gives India lead!

    Vivek Sagar Prasad with a powerful strike to the right of the Belgian goalkeeper Van Doran after a quick counter-attack from the men in blue.

  • June 02, 2023 19:12

    The first quarter is underway. Belgium takes the pushoff and plays from left to right.

  • June 02, 2023 19:06

    The two teams make their way onto the pitch. India in blue jersey and Belgium in white.

  • June 02, 2023 18:59

    Goalkeepers: Krishan Bahadur Pathak, PR Sreejesh

    Defenders: Harmanpreet Singh (C), Amit Rohidas, Jarmanpreet Singh, Manpreet Singh, Sumit, Sanjay, Mandeep Mor, Gurinder Singh

    Midfielders: Hardik Singh (VC), Dilpreet Singh, Moirangthem Rabichandra Singh, Shamsher Singh, Akashdeep Singh, Vivek Sagar Prasad

    Forwards: Abhishek, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay, S Karthi, Gurjant Singh, Sukhjeet Singh, Raj Kumar Pal, Mandeep Singh, Simranjeet Singh

  • June 02, 2023 18:40
    Top scorers in FIH Pro League 2022-23 season

    1. Harmanpreet Singh (IND) - 13 goals in 10 matches

    2. Joel Rintala (AUS) - 7 goals in 4 matches

    3. Nicholas Bandurak (GBR) - 6 goals in 10 matches

    3. Alexander Hendrickx (BEL) - 6 goals in 4 matches

    3. Marc Reyne (ESP) - 6 goals in 8 matches

  • June 02, 2023 18:31
    Head-to-head record

    India-18 | Belgium-18 | Draw-4

  • June 02, 2023 18:20
    When and where to watch?

    The match between India and Belgium will start at 7:10PM IST on June 2 (Friday). The match will be telecast live in India on Star Sports First channel while the live stream of the same will be available on Fancode and

  • June 02, 2023 18:11

    India will hope to bounce back from the two successive defeats in the ongoing Pro League in its match against Belgium today.

    Craig Fulton’s boys went down to Belgium and GB 2-1 and 4-2, respectively, last week in what was the new head coach’s first assignment. Midfielder Hardik Singh said the team was focused on improving its showing as second-placed India looks to lose down the gap at the top of the standings.

    “As a team, it went well but we have to finish well inside the circle. We are playing after a long time against teams who are coming on the back off playing European Hockey League. We last played in Feb-March. Our focus and attention will be on the next two matches,” said Hardik.

    Skipper Harmanpreet Singh, who scored twice against Great Britain, said, “The two matches were different while coming up against completely different structures. One plays zonally while the other plays man-to-man. New coach. The coach noted that we have to improve step-by-step. Our target is to improve and win but structure-wise we are doing well and we are implementing the ideas on the pitch. We can improve more.”

    With six matches left in the Pro League, Harmanpreet – India’s primary drag-flicker – stated that the team will ‘like to try every flicker and try out new variations.’

    - Aashin Prasad

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