It has been a disappointing World Cup campaign for the Indian men's team but they have a chance to earn some redemption with a win in their last game - the playoff for ninth and tenth.
India finished eighth in the last World Cup, so this World Cup represents a backward step in terms of results. At the same, India was competitive in all their matches barring Australia and sloppy mistakes have cost them.
That is a sign the mental side of things isn't right and is reflected in the lack of effectiveness with penalty corners. India has failed to score from 12 attempts in this tournament and the trend even has coach Terry Walsh confused.
India have also left two many open spaces in defense, which Australia in particular ruthlessly exploited
The game begins in a little over 10 minutes.
Korea is actually ranked a spot ahead of India the world ranking. Korea is 7th, India 8th.
This is an early match in Belgium. Players have to adapt to playing at 8 am. That's what happens when you finish fifth in your respective groups.
The teams are walking out now. India is in their all-yellow kit. Korea is in red.
The stadium, of course, is largely empty.
Can India show some determination and drive today?
Korea have started things off.
1 min: Rupinder Pal gives the ball away trying to scoop it out of harm's way but Malaysia's slap into the D goes out of play.
India have started with a high press today. Showing early intent to take control of the game.
3 mins: India try to build an attack but a misplaced pass gives the ball away. India attempt too many long passes, giving opponents plenty of chances to intercept.
6 mins: Malaysia storm forward on the counter but Dharamvir makes a vital interception in the D.
7 mins: GOAL! This is all down to Sunil's place. He gets the ball on the right flank and accelerates past and then away from the defender marking him and into the D. He spots an unmarked Akashadeep Singh on the far post and a simply pass is bundled into the net.
India have the early lead. Individual brilliance does the job.
Nine mins: India building slowly from the back again but run into a Korean defensive wall and the ball comes up the field the other way.
Rupinder Pal gets in the way of the reverse-slap into the D. Malaysia seeing a decent amount of the ball but haven't found the final ball.
India have been well organised in defense to start this game.
10 mins: Just as I say that Korea get a glorious shooting opportunity from the top of the D but Rupinder - again - dives in the way and is able to deflect it wide.
Rupinder putting his body on the line for his country.
12 mins: India lose the ball near their own 23-yard line but Rupiner breaks up the Malaysian attack before it can grow to dangerous proportions.
14 mins: Korea win a long corner after a good run through the midfield
India win a free hit in the end.
15 mins: Korea force India to give the ball back by pressing the defense. India have had 58 percent of possession so far.
Korea have more circle penetrations though. They lead India 5 to 1. That one is the goal, which makes all the difference.
Here is the video of India's goal:
18 mins: Malaysia trying to pass their way into India's D and earn a long corner. India's defense as held well so far.
Neither side able to establish control of the game so far. Every time one side gets possession and tries to build an attack, it flounders the closer it gets to the D.
Lot of action, little result.
19 mins: India attempt a break but a misplaced pass to Yuvraj squanders the opportunity. The game has become quite ragged now.
22 mins: India get a 4-on-3 break but Sardar Singh surprisingly stopped his run, dumped the ball off to Dharamvir, who plays it off his own foot to give Korea the free hit.
Face-palming stuff from India allround. There seems to be a lack of confidence going forward as if they risk being caught on the counter.
25 mins gone. Still the one goal separating the two teams.
The commentators repeatedly discussing the lack of care players from both sides are showing. Sloppy mistakes making this a fairly ugly game to watch,
28 mins: India try and pass their way into the D down the right but it crashes on the sticks of a stout Malaysian defender.
Malaysia quickly work the way up the field and a reverse-flick cross fortunately runs out of play past an unmarked Korean forward. That could have been the equaliser.
29 mins: Again Malaysia come forward but again the final ball is lacking.
Sunil finds some space again and again the turn of speed takes him clear and into the D. His half-cross/half-shot strikes the goalie's foot and hit the far post before bouncing clear.
31 mins: India win a Penalty Corner. There first of the game.
SAVE! Raghunath scoops it high but it is too close to the Korean goalkeeper, who is able to get a left glove to it and deflect it over the bar.
The shot almost took the Korean goalkeeper's glove off in the process. Raghunath can strike them with considerable power.
Two minutes left in the half.