The sixth place finish here is certain to give a major boost to India's world rankings. India are presently lying 10th in the world rankings but the performance here is certain to help India jump three places to the seventh position in the International Hockey Federation (FIH) rankings. However, Belgium, who are currently ranked fifth in the world, are likely to slip to the sixth place when FIH rankings will be released after the conclusion of this tournament.
India were yet again slow to get off the blocks as Belgium dominated the early share of possession. Belgium made a promising start and raided the Indian goal as early as in the second minute but an agile Sreejesh denied Tom Boon's reverse shot. (PTI)