Indian men hockey team won against Belgium in the opening series at Antwerp. Akashdeep Singh and Mandeep Singh had scored 2-0 in the next half of the series. The team had taken good initiative in the beginning of the game to win the series. India had forced the goalkeeper of Red Lion Loic van Doren to move into a safe zone due to the issues of penalty. Mandeep Singh and Akashdeep Singh had played well in the match.