First tournament of 2018 ended for Indian Men’s Hockey team with a Shoot-Out loss against Belgium after finishing 4-4 in Full time. In shoot out India lost 3-0. Before entering the final, India managed to win 3 consecutive matches with superb display. India played 3 matches against Belgium in the group stage and managed to win 1 out of 3.
This tournament held in New Zealand should help Indian team to build up a momentum before Asian Games and Commonwealth Games in this calendar year.
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India played total 8 matches in the tournament including the final and managed to win 5. All 3 losses came in against mighty Belgium side.