India would have their task cut out against Canada, on December 8, as the hosts would be looking forward to sealing their quarter-final spot in the 2018 Men’s Hockey World Cup. India is currently sitting at the top of the Pool C Points Tally, but the group is still wide open. India would need nothing than a comprehensive win on Saturday to book their spot in the last 16!
Currently, India has won a match and have drawn one in two games they have played at Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018. Belgium has had the same journey so far. Both India and Belgium are on 4 points. Men's Hockey World Cup 2018, Updated Points Table: Australia Tops Pool B Standings, China & Ireland on 2nd & 3rd Spots Respectively!
Canada and South Africa are on third and fourth spots respectively. However, a win for both of them would make them win 3 points and put them on the same pedestal as India and Belgium are. However, it will be the goal difference and other permutations and combinations that will come into place. Hockey World Cup 2018 Schedule, Timetable in IST: Check Out Complete Fixtures, Venue of FIH 2018 Men's Hockey WC Matches in Odisha.
It will be an exciting night for the fans to see the two sides clash at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar. India will begin as favourites; however, given how France beat Argentina in their Pool A game, anything seems possible in the modern world hockey. Stay tuned with us for the latest updates about 2018 Men’s Hockey World Cup.