India defeated Belgium 2-1 in Lucknow on Sunday to win their second Hockey Junior World Cup title.
The hosts, playing their third final, won thanks to goals from Gurjant Singh (eighth minute) and Simranjeet Singh (22nd minute), while Fabrice van Bockrijck (70th minute) scored a consolation goal for Belgium, who were playing their maiden final.
Here are some Twitter reactions to India's win:
- Rupinder Pal Singh (@rupinderbob3) December 18, 2016
- Ramandeep Singh (@ramandeep_31) December 18, 2016
- sreejesh p r (@16Sreejesh) December 18, 2016
Well done our @TheHockeyIndia men's team for winning Junior World Cup 2016. Time to celebrate.
- Rani Rampal (@imranirampal) December 18, 2016
- Manpreet Singh (@manpreetpawar07) December 18, 2016
Congratulations to the Indian team for winning the Junior World Cup aft 15 yrs. spectacular win over Belgium. Jai Hind!! ������@TheHockeyIndia
- Viren Rasquinha (@virenrasquinha) December 18, 2016
- Kieran Ian Govers (@Wizza27) December 18, 2016
- Tushar khandker (@tusharkhandker) December 18, 2016
Congratulations Indian men's hockey team @TheHockeyIndia for winning Junior World Cup by defeating Belgium. ����
- Vijender Singh (@boxervijender) December 18, 2016
Yyyyyeeeeaaahhhhhhhhh!!! Our boys did it...congratulations junior India boys on winning d World Cup.
- Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) December 18, 2016
Well done junior Indian Hockey Team. Winning World Cup is everyone's dream. Here's to the celebrations ���� �� #HJWC2016
- Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) December 18, 2016
Another sign that Indian hockey is looking up. Congratulations to the Junior India team. Our obsession with the past was holding us back
- Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) December 18, 2016
- Manoj Tiwary (@tiwarymanoj) December 18, 2016
- Anjum Chopra (@chopraanjum) December 18, 2016
- VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) December 18, 2016
- Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) December 18, 2016
- Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) December 18, 2016