3 May 2014, Glasgow: Indian women’s hockey team lost yet again at FIH Champions Challenge 1 in Glasgow (Scotland). India went down to Belgium 2-4 while Korea edged the hosts Scotland 3-2 in 5th-8th place classification matches.
India will now play Scotland for 7th place, while Belgium and Korea will fight out for 5th place in the FIH Champions Challenge.
Indian team was defending very well from the start of the match in the first half. In the 20th minute of the game, Captain of Belgium Charlotte de Vos scored the first goal for the team through a field goal. Soon after in the 25th minute Poonam Rani scored the first goal for the Indian team by converting a penalty corner and levels the score by 1-1. Belgium team came back well and Emilie Sinia scored second goal for the team in 28th minute of the match through a field goal. Indian team defended really well and did not let Belgium score any more goals till the end of the first half.
In the second half Indian team came back strongly and Monika scored the second goal for team in the 44th minute through field goal. In the very next minute (45th Minute) Louise VersaVel scored another goal for Belgium taking the lead to 3-2. Indian team gave a tough fight and was defending the attack of Belgium very well but in the 60th minute of the game Emilie Sinia scored another goal for the team helping Belgium to win the game by 4-2.