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Indian men’s hockey team completes sweep

Indian men's hockey team training at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) Centre in Bengaluru./ File

Indian men's hockey team training at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) Centre in Bengaluru./ File   | Photo Credit: K Murali Kumar

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The Indian men’s hockey team on Thursday produced an attacking masterclass to outclass reigning World and European champion Belgium 5-1 in the fifth and final match and maintain a 100% record in their tour of Belgium.

World No. 5 India won all five matches, defeating Belgium 2-0 in the opener and then registering 6-1 and 5-1 victories over Spain in the next two games. It finished the tour with two more wins (2-1 and 5-1).

In the fifth match on Thursday, Simranjeet Singh (seventh), Lalit Kumar Upadhyay (35th), Vivek Sagar Prasad (36th), Harmanpreet Singh (42nd) and Ramandeep Singh (43rd) scored a goal each for India. Alexander Hendrickx reduced the margin in the 39th minute.

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