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Tokyo Olympics Hockey: Alexander Hendrickx hailed as ‘one of the best’ as Belgium canter

TOKYO — There was no chance of Belgium cutting any corners as they aim to become the fourth country to win Olympic gold as reigning men’s world champions.

Instead, they were busy scoring from corners.

Twice in five minutes to be precise – with a penalty flick too – all courtesy of defender Alexander Hendrickx, as the Europeans beat their neighbours Netherlands 3-1 in an action-packed Tokyo 2020 Olympics opener.

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