Champions Trophy Hockey: India prevail 1-0 over Belgium, enter semi finals

India continued its winning streak at the Champions Trophy Hockey in Melbourne on Thursday as they beat Belgium 1-0 to enter the semi-finals.

updated: December 06, 2012 22:08 IST
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Melbourne: India grimly hung on to an early lead to prevail 1-0 over Belgium to advance to the semifinals of the Champions Trophy at the State Hockey Centre on Thursday.

The goal that settled the fate of the quarterfinal contest came in the 13th minute of the first shot India had at the rival goal.

Nitin Thimmaiah capitalised on a rebound to send a firm shot into the right corner of the goal. The rebound had come to Thimmaiah on top of the circle following Gurmail Singh's try off a cross from Birendra Lakra.

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