Hockey World Cup 2018: India and Belgium off to a winning start

Best moments from the India vs South Africa and the Belgium vs Canada matches on the opening day of the Hockey World Cup 2018 at Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar.

After a nervous start, India opened the scoring in the 10th minute through Mandeep Singh from a penalty corner. [PC: Biswaranjan Rout] Photo: Biswaranjan Rout
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Two minutes later, Akashdeep Singh doubled India's lead with a calm finish at the near post as India ended the first quarter 2-0. [PC: Twitter/TheHockeyIndia] Photo: Twitter/TheHockeyIndia
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The atmosphere inside the 15000 capacity Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar was electrifying as every Indian attack was received with a thunderous roar. [PC: Twitter/TheHockeyIndia] Photo: Twitter/TheHockeyIndia
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South Africa looked like it would score a goal but Simranjeet Singh's 43rd minute goal stretched the lead for the host. [PC: Biswaranjan Rout] Photo: Biswaranjan Rout
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Lalit Kumar Upadhyay scored in the final minute of Q3 to put the result beyond doubt. [PC: Biswaranjan Rout] Photo: Biswaranjan Rout
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Simranjeet added his second and his team's fifth in the 46th minute to make sure that the India's World Cup 2018 campaign is off to a rollicking start. [PC: Biswaranjan Rout] Photo: Biswaranjan Rout
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In the first match of the day played between Olympic silver medallist Belgium and Canada. Belgium opened the scoring in the 3rd minute through Felix Denayer. [PC: PTI] Photo: PTI
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After seeing his goal in 12th being disallowed, Belgium captain Thomas Briels doubled the Red Lions' lead in the 22nd minute. [PC: Biswaranjan Rout] Photo: Biswaranjan Rout
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Canada pulled one back in the 48th minute through Mark Pearson and almost threatened to score an equaliser, but Belgium held on to win 2-1. [PC: PTI] Photo: PTI
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