(by jugjet singh)
In the first match of the day, Canada made an impressive start in the Azlan Shah Cup, when they beat Belgium 1-0 in a bruising match.
Both the teams have qualified for the Beijing Olympics, as Canada beat Argentina in the Pan-American Games while Belgium defied the odds to beat world No 1 Germany in the European Championships bronze medal fight.
The Canadian goal was scored by Matthew Guest in the 50th minute, off a field attempt, and they did enough to hold onto the sli m lead for the remainder of the match for three points. As for Belgium, it was their second defeat, as they lost 2-1 to Argentina on Thursday.