India 1-2 Belgium Highlights, FIH Pro League 2022-23: Fulton era begins with heartbreaking loss

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

Updated : May 26, 2023 21:01 IST

FILE PHOTO: Mandeep Singh scored India’s first goal against Belgium in the FIH Pro League match in London on Friday.
FILE PHOTO: Mandeep Singh scored India’s first goal against Belgium in the FIH Pro League match in London on Friday.

FILE PHOTO: Mandeep Singh scored India’s first goal against Belgium in the FIH Pro League match in London on Friday.

Welcome to Sportstar’s highlights of the FIH Pro League 2022-23 match in which Belgium beat India 2-1. This was Nihit Sachdeva taking you through the action as it unfolded in London.

  • May 26, 2023 21:01

    FIH Pro League 2022-23: India concedes late goal, goes 1-2 down to Belgium

  • May 26, 2023 20:45

    Belgium’s Loick Luypaert has been named the Player of the Match. India loses its first match under new coach Craig Fulton. The Men in Blue will next be in action against Great Britain tomorrow.

  • May 26, 2023 20:40

    Last few seconds. And that’s that. Belgium beats India with a late goal from Nelson Onana!

  • May 26, 2023 20:36
    59’ Onana restores Belgium’s lead!

    Last two minutes. Lots of Belgian players around the Indian circle. The Indian defense stays resolute. Belgium asks for a backstick from Jarmanpreet and uses a referral. And the men in white are right! PC for Belgium. Sreejesh blocks the drag flick but Gurinder, in the effort to clear it, swings hard and concedes another. This time, Onana finds the back of the net post the rebound! Belgium takes the lead with 90 seconds remaining!

  • May 26, 2023 20:34

    Lalit loses the ball inside the opposition half and that allows Belgium to launch a quick counter-attack. One-on-one situation, Cosyns absolutely hammers it but Sreejesh stands tall and blocks it with his shoulder.

  • May 26, 2023 20:28

    Shamsher puts the ball inside the Belgian circle from the right flank but no teammate of his gets to it.

  • May 26, 2023 20:27

    Green card for Belgium’s Tobias Biekens.

  • May 26, 2023 20:26

    India uses a referral. Sukhjeet had hit the ball onto Onana’s hand. No PC. India loses the referral.

  • May 26, 2023 20:24

    No worries for the men in white though as soon enough, Nelson Onana wins a PC. Opportunity for Belgium. Good first save from Sreejesh but the danger is still there. Somehow, India manages to turn it into a counter-attack with Lalit and Sukhjeet on the left flank. Poncelet with some solid defending for Belgium keeps it 1-1.

  • May 26, 2023 20:22

    Quick attack along the right flank from the Belgians. One-on-one situation but Harmanpreet, with some genius defending, avoids conceding a PC.

  • May 26, 2023 20:20

    A wayward cross from Sanjay gives the possession back to Belgium.

  • May 26, 2023 20:19

    Final quarter is underway.

  • May 26, 2023 20:17

    Brilliant clearance off the line from Sanjay! However, moments later, Belgium wins a PC with 10 seconds left on the clock. No goal. End of third quarter.

  • May 26, 2023 20:15

    Loick Luypaert tries to take on one Indian defender after another but eventually loses possession. Final stages of the third quarter.

  • May 26, 2023 20:12

    Belgium happy to play the possession game.

  • May 26, 2023 20:10

    Swift counter-attack from India after Belgium loses the ball carelessly. Akashdeep receives the pass from Hardik but does not manage to make the right contact with the ball while going for an attempt on goal.

  • May 26, 2023 20:08

    Free hit for India. Harmanpreet passes it to Vivek inside the D who tries to deflect it towards top right corner but the ball goes wide.

  • May 26, 2023 20:05

    Gurjant wins a PC for India. The Indian, with his back towards the goal, spins quickly and finds a Belgian foot with his pass. However, Harmanpreet’s drag flick is blocked!

  • May 26, 2023 20:03

    De Kerpel with a shot from the right. Sreejesh blocks it easily but De Kerpel manages to find an Indian foot post the rebound and earn a PC for Belgium. Sreejesh saves!

  • May 26, 2023 20:00

    The second-half begins. India takes the push-off and plays from right to left.

  • May 26, 2023 19:50

    Last few seconds of the first half. Pressure on the Indian backline to stay strong and not concede. Half-time hooter!

  • May 26, 2023 19:48

    Free hit to India inside the Belgian half. Akashdeep tries to find his way through to the D but gets blocked by the Belgian defense.

  • May 26, 2023 19:44

    Penalty Corner to India after a tackle from De Sloover on Vivek Sagar Prasad. Chance to equalise. Referee was about to award India a penalty stroke after a defender had blocked Harmanpreet’s block on the line illegally but Mandeep managed to get to the ball quickly and put it in the back of the net.

  • May 26, 2023 19:41

    Green card shown to Guillermo Hainaut. That’s a two-minute suspension. Belgium down to 10 men.

  • May 26, 2023 19:38

    Sreejesh blocks the drag flick following the second PC but in the follow-up, Thibeau Stockbroekx provides a deflection to Loick Luypaert’s shot to beat the Indian custodian.

  • May 26, 2023 19:35

    Quick counter-attack from India catches the Belgian defense totally out of position. Akashdeep gets inside the D but does not manage to win a PC. However, moments later, it is the men in white who win a PC. India blocks the first attempt illegally and concedes another PC.

  • May 26, 2023 19:32

    The second quarter is underway and India has made a change. Sreejesh replaces Pathak.

  • May 26, 2023 19:30

    Final minute of the first quarter. Careless from Abhishek on the right flank as he passes the ball behind and it is received by a Belgian player. With 20 seconds left on the clock, Belgium gets a penalty corner. India uses its video referral but the original decision stands. However, India keeps its referral since there was ‘no advice possible’ from the video official. Excellent defending from Amit Rohidas to block the drag flick. The first quarter ends goalless.

  • May 26, 2023 19:23

    Belgium looking to control the tempo of the match. Lots of possession but nothing really incisive yet.

  • May 26, 2023 19:21

    Hellin Guillaume with the ball inside the Indian D but his pass is deemed to be a dangerous one.

  • May 26, 2023 19:19

    Aerial pass from Harmanpreet to Hardik on the left flank. A Belgian shirt intercepts it while being too close to the Indian and hence, a foul is called. No harm done eventually to the Belgian goal though.

  • May 26, 2023 19:17

    Brilliant interception from Jarmanpreet on the edge of his D to stop a Belgian attack.

  • May 26, 2023 19:16
    3’ SAVE!

    First shot on target for India from Hardik and Belgian custodian Van Doren does well to keep it out.

  • May 26, 2023 19:14

    Belgium with the early possession, manages to take the ball inside the D but Indian defense does well not to concede a penalty corner.

  • May 26, 2023 19:11

    Belgium with the push off. The Olympic champion will play from right to left while the Indians will play from left to right. India receives a penalty corner in less than 30 seconds but the referee overturns the call quickly.

  • May 26, 2023 19:06
    India’s starting eleven
  • May 26, 2023 19:05
    It’s time!

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

  • May 26, 2023 18:51
    Stat Attack

    Indian captain Harmanpreet Singh is currently at the top of the goalscorer’s list with 11 goals.

  • May 26, 2023 18:43
    Head-to-head record

    India-18 | Belgium-17 | Draw-4

    The last meeting between the two sides took place in June 2022 during the previous season of the FIH Pro League where Belgium beat India 3-2 in Antwerp.

  • May 26, 2023 18:14
    Indian squad

    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

  • May 26, 2023 18:06
    When and where to watch?

    The match between India and Belgium will start at 7:10PM IST. 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

  • May 26, 2023 18:01

    A rejuvenated Indian men’s hockey team will look to carry on its fine form from the home leg and maintain its supremacy at the top of the standings when it begins the Europe sojourn of the FIH Pro League against Olympic champion Belgium in London on Friday.

    During the European leg of the tournament, India will also take on the Netherlands and Argentina in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

    India overcame a disappointing World Cup campaign earlier this year to climb to the top of the 2022-23 Pro League table with an unbeaten record against world champion Germany and mighty Australia.

    India is currently leading the table with 19 points from five outright victories from eight matches and two from shootouts.

    The Pro League matches in Europe will also be the first real test for India’s new chief coach Craig Fulton, and it remains to seen how he fits into the high-pressure job after taking over from Australian Graham Reid, who guided the side to a historic bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics.

    - PTI

Sign in to unlock all user benefits
  • Get notified on top games and events
  • Save stories to read later
  • Access to comment on every story
  • Sign up / manage to our newsletters with a single click
  • Get notified by email for early bird access to discounts & offers to our products
Sign in


Comments have to be in English, and in full sentences. They cannot be abusive or personal. Please abide to our community guidelines for posting your comment