Wait is over, Indian junior hockey team clinch world title after 15 years 

December 19, 2016, 9:05 am
Wait is over, Indian junior hockey team clinch world title after 15 years 
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Wait is over, Indian junior hockey team clinch world title after 15 years 

Wait is over, Indian junior hockey team clinch world title after 15 years 

India beat Belgium 2-1 in the final to clinch the 2016 Junior Hockey World Cup title after a 15-year-gap in Lucknow. India reclaimed the title for the second time. In 2001 India won the trophy in Australia under the leadership of Gagan Ajit Singh

India dominated the entire match outBelgium hardly getting any chance to outsmart the hosts


India scored their first goal in the 9th minute with Gurjant Singh shaking the nets of the visitors

The Belgian goalkeeper came down rushing from the goal to the edge of the box to thwart the Indian chance but Gurjant improvised and hit a brilliant strike from zero angle and the ball landed in the right hand top corner of the goal.


The Indian teams then doubled the lead in the first half itself with Simranjeet Singh scoring. Simaranjeet's shot from the edge of the box went inside the goal from underneath Van Doren's leg.

India got two penalty corners in the second half but failed to convert either of them.

Belgium pulled one back via a penalty corner in the dying minutes of the game to make it a respectable score of 2-1.