The match went to the shootout after it ended in a 2-2 draw in the regulation time. Pau Cunill (4th and 24th minutes) scored a brace for Spain by converting a penalty corner and with a brilliant field goal respectively. Jeremy Wilbers (33rd minute) and Thibeau Stockbroekx (56th minute) found the target for Belgium.
India started aggressively as Uttam Singh opened the account for the hosts by scoring as early as in the second minute of the match. He deflected a cross from the left flank of the net to beat the goal keeper.
In the first match of the day, Argentina had drubbed African minnows Egypt 14-0 to set a new record for the highest margin of victory in the tournament history. Spain went steps ahead to break the record within few hours.
Grouped in Pool A, along with Chile, Malaysia and South Africa, Belgium are looking at a strong competition right from the start.
India start their campaign on November 24 against France and will take on Canada on the next day in the round-robin league.
The Hockey India and International Hockey Federation (FIH) have jointly decided to hold the marquee quadrennial tournament under closed doors