Tokyo Olympics 2020: The Indian hockey team has made it to the semi-finals on the basis of its excellent performance in the Tokyo Olympics. Now after 41 years against Belgium, India is likely to win a medal once again.
Despite losing 7-1 in the group league match against Australia, the Indian team is now just one step away from creating history, and this was made possible because after that the Indian team proved it by winning four matches in a row. Given that this team is different from the Indian teams of the last three decades.
Belgium ahead of India in head-to-head
Let us first tell you how India’s record against Belgium is. If we talk about head to head between the two teams, then India and Belgium have faced each other 17 times. In this, India has won five matches and Belgium has won in 9 matches. There have been three matches drawn. For your information, let us tell you that Belgium is at number two in the International Hockey Ranking.
In Tokyo Olympics 2021 so far Belgium team has scored 29 goals in 6 matches. But it should also be noted here that Belgium ended their match against Great Britain in a 2-2 draw.
However, India defeated Belgium during a series of friendly matches in Europe. That is why it is considered difficult for India to win against the World No. 2 team, but not impossible.
India has not won any medal for 41 years
Let us tell you that the Indian hockey team has not got any medal in the Olympics for 41 years. Now the Indian team would like to end this long drought. In Tokyo Olympics, India has played a total of 6 matches so far, out of which it has won five matches.
Belgium has not won gold yet
It is worth noting that Belgium has not yet won a gold medal in hockey. However, he won the silver medal in the 2016 Rio Olympics and before that in 1920, the Belgian hockey team won the bronze medal. However, if we talk about the current Olympics, the Belgian team has not lost a single match so far.
Indian team has won 11 medals so far
On the other hand, if we talk about the Indian men’s hockey team, it has won 11 medals in the history of Olympics so far. This includes eight gold, one silver and two bronze. The Indian hockey team won gold medals in 1928, 1932, 1936, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1964 and 1980. Apart from this, he won silver medal in 1960 and bronze medal in 1968 and 1972.