The Indian team will face Canada in their next match of the Hockey World Cup. In Pool C, hosts India is at the top, with 4 points from two games. Olympic Runners-up Belgium is also at four points, but India is ahead because of better goal difference courtesy to the 5-0 win against South Africa. India will be aiming to directly qualify for the quarterfinals as according to new format of the tournament, after the group stage, the team which tops each pool, will directly qualify for the quarters. In the last group match, if both India and Belgium win against Canada and South Africa, respectively, then whoever ends up with a better goal difference, will end at the top of the group. India is the favorite to do so, with a very good goal difference.