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  • Belgium hostage crisis: 3 suspects surrender, no hints of terror 3 days ago

    Brussles: Three suspects in an armed hostage-taking incident in the Belgian city of Ghent surrendered to police on Monday, reports said, as officials said there were no indications of terrorism. Police had earlier surrounded an apartment after four armed men took a captive in a working-class area of the northwestern city. The...
  • Belgium: Four armed men enter apartment in Ghent, police cordon off area 4 days ago

    Ghent: Four armed men have entered an apartment in the western Belgian city of Ghent, and police have blocked off a wide perimeter around the area. Police said on Monday that two hours in it was still unclear what the intention was, and there was no information available either about the...
  • Champions Trophy: England beat Belgium to claim seventh place 5 days ago

    Bhubaneswar: England got the better of Belgium 3-2 to claim the seventh place in the hockey Champions Trophy on Sunday. It was a high-octane battle with Belgium's Florent van Aubel scoring his first on 10 minutes, latching onto a loose finish to fire past English goalie George Pinner. England, though, scored the...
  • Champions Trophy 2014: Netherlands see off Belgium 6 days ago

    Bhubaneswar: The Netherlands eventually saw off Belgium in a penalty shoot-out to earn a fifth place playoff from the opening game of day five at the hockey Champions Trophy on Saturday. Early on, there looked to be precious little drama as the Netherlands built a strong 2-0 lead and looked well...
  • Champions Trophy: These tough matches will prepare us for Rio 2016, says Oltmans 1 week ago

    Bhubaneswar: Having masterminded Belgium's ouster from the Champions Trophy Hockey tournament with a perfect strategy, India's high performance director Roelant Oltmans is eyeing many such encounters before the team gets ready for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. India came back from a two-goal deficit to thrash Belgium 4-2...
  • Hockey: India down Belgium to set up Pakistan semifinal in Champions Trophy 1 week ago

    Bhubaneswar: Breathtaking hockey at the Kalinga Stadium followed ecstatic scenes on and off the pitch as India came from behind to beat world No. 4 Belgium in the FIH Men's Champions Trophy on Thursday to set up a date with arch-rivals Pakistan in the semi-finals. It was Indian resilience that came...
  • As it happened: India vs Belgium, Champions Trophy Hockey 1 week ago

    The winner of the fourth quarter-final between India and Belgium will meet Pakistan in the semi-finals, which means a possible Indo-Pak humdinger for a place in the final. PREVIEW: A victory over the Netherlands after 28 years in the champions Trophy is extra special. And though a quarter-final win over Belgium...
  • Champions Trophy Hockey: India hope to savour Belgian cuisine in the quarters December 11, 2014

    Bhubaneswar A victory over the Netherlands after 28 years in the champions Trophy is extra special. And though a quarter-final win over Belgium should not count as unexpected, it will be an achievement for India on current form. The absence of Terry Walsh showing in the two defeats against Germany and...
  • Hockey: Belgium hold Australia in high-scoring draw at Champions Trophy December 7, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Australia and Belgium got day two of the Champions Trophy hockey off to a rip-roaring start with a stunning 4-4 draw in Pool A with Tom Boon scoring in the dying moments on Sunday. After a feisty, physical first quarter ended scoreless, the second period was outstanding, consisting of five...
  • Belgium beat Pakistan 2-1 in Champions Trophy hockey December 6, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Thomas Briels' delightful third quarter goal helped Belgium snatch an opening day 2-1 victory over Pakistan to get their Hero Hockey Champions Trophy campaign up and running in strong fashion at the Kalinga Stadium here Saturday. The Belgians had the half time lead when Tanguy Cosyns (12th minute) scrambled home...
  • Belgium stuns Germany 4-0; Australia blanks Argentina 2-0 December 4, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Belgium notched up a stunning 4-0 win over Germany in their first practice match, while Australia blanked Argentina 2-0 in another warm-up game ahead of FIH Men's Champions Trophy on Thursday. The opening goal for Belgium came through the stick of Sebastien Dockier, followed by Tanguy Cosyns who scored the...
  • We're determined to give our best in Champions Trophy: Belgium skipper December 3, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Belgium captain Dohmen John-John is aware about the tough competition that awaits them in the FIH Champions Trophy but said the Red Lions are determined to give their best in the eight-nation tournament to be held from December 6-14. "It's been just three days since we arrived in Bhubaneswar, but...
  • Looking forward to meeting India in Champions Trophy quarters: Tom Boon December 2, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Belgian hockey captain Tom Boon, the most expensive player in the Hockey India League (HIL), on Tuesday said they are looking forward to meeting India in the quarter-finals of the Champions Trophy starting on December 6 at the Kalinga Stadium. "Every game of the tournament is going to be very...
  • Pakistani family in Belgium faces deportation after son labelled terrorist for carrying cricket bat November 25, 2014

    A 22-year-old Pakistani cricket player in Belgium and his entire family is facing deportation after he was labelled as a terrorist for travelling with a cricket bat in public transport. A photograph of Assim Abassi, apparently armed with a "weapon" was circulated by the police last week creating a terror scare...
  • Wales hold Belgium; Israel lead Euro Qualifiers Group B November 17, 2014

    Brussels: Israel beat Bosnia-Herzegovina 3-0 to restore their lead at the top Group B in their European Championship qualifying campaign. That result, coupled together with Wales' goalless against Belgium in Brussels, sees the top four teams separated by just four points. In Haifa, Israel took another confident step towards qualifying for...
  • Gurdwara closed in Belgium for harbouring illegal immigrants October 22, 2014

    London: A Gurdwara in Belgium would be shut for a month for allegedly harbouring 11 illegal Indian immigrants, including a minor, authorities said while ordering their deportation. During a recent police raid, eleven illegal immigrants were found in the cellars of an empty building in the town of Vilvoorde. "This is the...
  • Euro Qualifiers: Big guns Netherlands, Italy and Belgium all struggle October 14, 2014

    Rome: The Netherlands fell to another surprising loss and fellow continental powers Italy and Belgium also struggled in European Championship qualifying on Monday, while Croatia showed off its goal-scoring credentials. Meanwhile, Wales stayed atop Group B with a 2-1 win over Cyprus and are on course to qualify for their first...
  • Euro Qualifiers: Italy stay perfect without Balotelli, Czechs win October 11, 2014

    Rome: Italy remained perfect without Mario Balotelli. The Netherlands, meanwhile, still appears to be in a post-World Cup slump. Giorgio Chiellini accounted for all three goals in Italy's 2-1 win over Azerbaijan in European Championship qualifying on Friday and World Cup semifinalist Netherlands labored to a surprisingly hard-earned 3-1 victory over...
  • Belgium defender Van Buyten announces retirement August 14, 2014

    Brussels: Veteran Belgium defender Daniel van Buyten announced his retirement on Thursday, ending speculation he was to join champions Anderlecht for the season. The 36yearold, one of the outstanding performers at the World Cup in Brazil, came to the end of his contract with Bayern Munich in June and although he...
  • Goodbye, modelling? Belgian football fan who landed a L'Oreal ad has been dropped due to her controversial hunting photos on Facebook July 13, 2014

    It was a fairy tale journey for 17yearold Belgian teenager Axelle Despiegelaere who was spotted on the stands during the FIFA World Cup 2014. Her photos went viral on internet and she soon landed a L'Oreal deal! Her dream run as a model came to an abrupt end after her...
  • World Cup 2014: Hair to stay? Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini cuts his famous afro locks July 11, 2014

    Marouane Fellaini endured a tough first season at Manchester United but the midfielder was always one of the most recognisable players on the pitch thanks to his dark flowing afro. However the Belgium international, who was on Thursday pictured at a hair salon in Brussels sporting a much shorter look, won't...
  • From football stands to L'Oreal deal: how a Belgium supporter's life changed after her photos taken on the stands went viral July 10, 2014

    17yearold Belgian girl Axelle Despiegelaere did not know what fate had in store for her when he landed in Brazil to support Belgium in the FIFA World Cup 2014. Axelle was in the stands, cheering for her country when someone took her photos. These pictures soon went viral on Twitter...
  • World Cup 2014: Referee easy on Messi, says Belgium's coach Wilmots July 6, 2014

    Brasilia: Belgium's coach Marc Wilmots said on Saturday that Italian referee Nicola Rizzou had gone easy on Messi during the World Cup quarterfinal. Argentina ousted Belgium 10 to advance to the semis for the first time in 24 years. Gonzalo Higuain scored the winner in the eighth minute, reports Xinhua. Wilmots told...
  • The Beautiful Game: Argentina enter semis after win over Belgium July 5, 2014

    Gonzalo Higuain's first goal of this World Cup sent Argentina into the semifinals on Saturday with a 10 win over a disappointing Belgium. ...
  • World Cup 2014: Gonzalo Higuain powers Argentina into semifinals July 5, 2014

    Brasilia: Argentina reached the semifinals of the FIFA World Cup, for the first time in 24 years, after a hard fought 10 win over Belgium at the Estadio Nacional de Brasilia here on Saturday. Gonzalo Higuain scored his first goal in this year's tournament with a brilliant first time volley in...
  • As it happened: Argentina vs Belgium, World Cup 2014 quarterfinals July 5, 2014

    Catch all the live updates from the third quarterfinal match between Argentina and Belgium at the Estadio Nacional stadium in Brasilia. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) So far none of Argentina's opponents has been able to stop Lionel Messi. Perhaps Belgium have what it takes. But even if doesn't, the...
  • World Cup 2014: What to watch in the last two quarterfinals July 5, 2014

    Rio de Janerio: The world's best player goes up against perhaps the world's best goalkeeper. The highestscoring lineup in the World Cup takes on the tournament's most surprising team. There are two remaining quarterfinals to be played on Saturday at the World Cup and both create intriguing matchups as Argentina face...
  • World Cup 2014: Belgium boys are men now, face Argentina July 5, 2014

    Brasilia: When World Cup quarterfinalists Belgium last qualified for the tournament in 2002, the current squad were a disparate gaggle of schoolboys poised unknowingly on the brink of global stardom. Eden Hazard, then a small, slender 11yearold, was making a name for himself as a skilful winger with the junior...
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