India and Belgium join Australia, Germany in hockey semis


India arrived at the semi-finals of the men’s hockey competition at the Olympics interestingly since 1980 on account of a 3-1 success over Britain on Sunday to set up a standoff with Belgium at the Tokyo Games.

Australia and Germany will challenge the other semi-last.

India, who had won the remainder of their eight Olympic hockey gold awards at the 1980 Moscow Games, driven 2-0 at halftime because of objectives by Dilpreet Singh and Gurjant Singh. In the wake of surrendering an objective in the 45th moment, India fixed the success when Hardik Singh made it 3-1 with only minutes passed on to play.

Belgium finished Spain’s run with a 3-1 triumph, including two objectives from top-scorer Alexander Hendrickx.

Prior on Sunday, Australia arrived at the semi-finals by beating the Netherlands in a punishment shootout in sizzling Tokyo heat, while Germany conquered Argentina.

An amazing presentation by goalkeeper Andrew Charter, who kept a perfect sheet in the shootouts — won 3-0 by Australia after the score was 2-2 toward the finish of normal playing time — helped the Kookaburras dominate the game.

The Australians had pulled ahead twice in the game, on account of two objectives by Tom Wickham, just to see the hard-battling Dutch side level through objectives by Mink van der Weerden and Jeroen Hertzberger.

The outcome implied the Dutch men’s crew won’t include in the semi-finals of the Olympic hockey competition interestingly since 1984.

Australia will confront Germany on Tuesday after the Germans got a simple triumph over Olympic bosses Argentina.

Germany opened the score in the nineteenth moment when safeguard Lukas Windfeder shot a punishment corner low and hard at the left half of the objective, leaving Argentina goalkeeper Juan Vivaldi no way to stop the ball.

Ten minutes into the subsequent a large portion of, the German side added for their potential benefit in the wake of scoring through another punishment corner, which gave them minimal passed on to fear from the Argentineans.

The final quarter saw one objective from each side, including Windfeder’s second, leaving the last score at 3-1.

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