Olympic Games London 2012
London, Great Britain - July 30 - 11, 2012

IND V BEL ( Pool B ) Olympic Games London 2012

0 - 3

Match Review IND - BEL 0-3


Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
BEL 15 5 DEKEYSER Jerome FG 0 - 1
BEL 47 12 BOCCARD Gauthier FG 0 - 2
BEL 67 27 BOON Tom FG 0 - 3


Team Minute Shirt # Player Type
BEL 20 27 BOON Tom G



DNP = Did not participate
S = Suspended
DSQ = Disqualified

Match Officials

Role Official
Umpire 1 KIM Hong Lae
Umpire 2 IGGO Nigel
Reserve Umpire MONTES DE OCA German
Judge 1 BRACA Guido
Judge 2 CORNOFSKY Larry
Technical Officer QUAYE KUMAN Nii

Belgium have set their sights firmly on third spot in Pool B as they had the clinical edge India lacked to run up a misleading 3-0 scoreline as Vincent Vanasch was by far the busier goalkeeper on the day. Superb strikes from Jerome Dekeyser, Gauthier Boccard and Tom Boon – on his 100th international appearance – mean the Belgians now have a shot at fifth place in the competition having already massively improved on their pre-tournament ranking of eleventh. They will keep third spot barring a five goal New Zealand win over Germany in the day's final game.

Dekeyser started the scoring in brilliant fashion in the 15th minute, racing onto Felix Denayer’s through ball, finishing first time with a rocket over Bharat Kumar Chetri’s shoulder.

India’s vitality on the counter attack should have yielded a couple of goals in response. Standing in their way, though, was the superb Vincent Vanasch while Shivendra Singh clipped the outside of the post.

While Indian chances went astray, Belgium snapped up their half-chances and Boccard profited from a superb piece of umpiring from Nigel Iggo. He held his whistle after Boon seemed to have earned a penalty corner, and the 20-year-old Boccard fired home through a narrow opening. And Boon closed out the win after more Vanasch heroics with two minutes to go with an excellent, low reverse-stick shot. 

India end the pool phase with five losses from five and will now play South Africa for eleventh place on Saturday at 8.30am.

(Stephen Findlater)

  • Match 28
  • Date Tue, 7 Aug 2012
  • Time 16:00
  • Pool/Class Pool B
  • Venue

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