Germany 3(5)-3(4) Belgium, Hockey World Cup Final Highlights: Germany completes comeback to win penalty shootoutHello and welcome to Sportstar’s LIVE coverage of the Germany vs Belgium Hockey World Cup final at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar. Tournament Awards CeremonyFair Play Award - BelgiumMost team goals - Netherlands (32 goals)Best team goal celebration - South KoreaFans choice - Christopher Ruhr (GER)Best junior player - Mustaphaa Cassiem (RSA)Top scorer - Jeremy Hayward (AUS)Best goalkeeper - Vincent Vanasch (BEL)Best defender - Jeremy Hayward (AUS)Best midfielder - Victor Wegnez (BEL)Best forward - Niklas Wellen (GER)Player of the tournament - Niklas Wellen (GER)Player of the MatchNiklas Wellen wins the best player of the final award. He scored the goal that got Germany the lead at 3-2.
The next 15 minutes are going to decide the winner. End of 3rd Quarter: GER 2-2 BELBelgium with a long spell of possession but it is not able to trouble the goal. Just one quarter left and this contest hangs on a knife edge. Can go either way from here. 41’ GER 2-2 BELThe scores are level! Peillat works his magic! He beats Vanasch with a shot that remained low and gets the parity in the scoreline.
Another turnover and Belgium gets the ball again. 12’Germany is rattled. Belgium continues to breathe down its neck. Two shots taken by the defending champion since the second goal. The first saved by the keeper and the second goes wide. 11’ GER 0-2 BELCosyns has scored another goal for Belgium. Kina with a tomahawk from the right and Cosyns get down on one knee and rolls the ball home. Germany takes a referral for a back stick but that goes to waste. Belgium takes the charge within the first quarter. 9’ GER 0-1 BELVan Aubel fires Belgium to a lead.
Its third of the match. Hinrichs gets the ball in from the right which strikes the foot of Kina. 27’Trompertz storms past multiple Belgium players on a run. He starts from his own circle and keeps going till the opponent’s half. The move, however, yields nothing for Germany. 25’Germany is squeezed into a corner in its own half. There is a plethora of Belgium bodies to press the ball.
Belgium nearly steals the ball until the umpire stops play for a foul. 24’Hinrichs plays a pass into the Belgium circle from the 25-yard line but there is no teammate to collect it and the ball rolls out of play. 23’Belgium stands resolute in defence again. The ball was played into the circle from the right flank but a Belgium stick is stuck along the ground to intercept. 22’Belgium winning the battle in possession. It holds the advantage 61-39 so far. 19’MISSED! The penalty stroke from Grambusch strikes the post and ricochets away from the goal.
All to play for. 41’Germany wins a penalty corner with just over four minutes left in the quarter. 34’The crowd roars as the ball thuds the German goal but Dockier does not get a touch on that one. A free hit to Germany. 34’Denayer with a sliding pass from the 25-yard line but the ball goes long and has too much power. 33’Wellen and Prinz try to work an attack for Germany but the former mistimes one of his pass and Belgium collects the loose ball. 3rd Quarter: GER 1-2 BELBelgium with the ball at the start of the second half but Germany wins it back in no time.
Out come the teams! The match officials lead the two teams out on the turf! Gear up ladies and gentlemen. The final is just minutes away. Belgium searches a spot among elitesOnly three teams have won back-to-back World Cups - Pakistan, Germany and Australia. Belgium will become the fourth team to do with a win tonight. World Cup titles so farGermany has won two World titles till date while Belgium has won it once, the last edition in 2018. Germany vs Belgium - OlympicsThe finalists from this World Cup also met at the Olympics where Belgium won 3-1. Warmups nearly doneThe teams are set for the final. The last few drills in the warm ups before they take the field for the title clash. Lineups out! Have your say- Belgium or GermanyWill it be Germany🇩🇪? Will it be Belgium🇧🇪? #HWC2023Time for fan vote on who you think will win the FIH Odisha Hockey Men's World Cup 2023? ⏰ - Final starts at 1900IST / 1430 CEST.
5’Germany with the first dash beyond the 25-yard line. Some pressure but it only gets it couple of long corners. 4’Another attack from Belgium as Charlier fires it in from the left side. The pass is intercepted and Germany avoids danger. 2’Denayer plays the ball into the middle from the right flank but no Belgium stick manages to get behind the ball and Germany clears it out. 1st Quarter: GER 0-0 BELGermany starts the match from the half way line. Teams greeted by FIH presidentTayyab Akram is out in the middle before the match. This is followed by the national anthems. Germany followed by Belgium.
The ball got a deflection and was in the air. Aubel leaps onto it and fires it home. 9’Trompertz with a vital interception for Germany. He then fights the ball out with a long dribble. 6’Germany sticks to the first castle and yet again the first rusher is able to deny Peillat. The defence does the rest and clears the ball. Good defending by the Belgians. 6’Germany keeps its referral and a penalty corner for the two-time champion. Peillat takes the drag flick from the first castle which gets the leg of the first rusher. Another PC for Germany. 6’Germany takes a video referral for a stick check on Ludwig who was moving into the circle from the right flank. Looks like it will be a penalty corner.
Another PC. 58’Luypaert takes the drag flick but the rusher does his job for Germany. But, the relief is short lived as Belgium finds another penalty corner. 58’The referral is successful. The video umpire awards a penalty corner for Belgium. A chance for the defending champion to stay alive. 58’Belgium takes a referral for a German infringement. It claims that Muller was not five metres away as Sloover was trying to receive an aerial pass. 57’Germany manages to keep Belgium at bay from an attack which was developing from the left flank. 55’Oruz with a neat run along the left touchline.
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