Germany becomes Hockey World Champion for the third time: Defeats Belgium 5-4 in penalty shootout; Netherlands won bronze
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Germany defeated Belgium 5–4 in the penalty shootout.
Germany has won the Hockey World Cup 2023 title. The team defeated Belgium in a penalty shootout in the final played at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar. After 60 minutes, both the teams were tied at 3-3. However, Germany won the match 5–4 in the shootout.
At the same time, before the final, the third place match was played between Netherlands and Australia. The Netherlands won the bronze medal by winning the match 3–1.
Belgium took an early lead
Belgium’s Van Aubel Florent gave the team an early lead in the 9th minute of the start of the match. In the 10th minute, Cosinus Tangay scored a goal to give Belgium a 2-0 lead. Germany’s Wellen Niklas scored a goal in the 28th minute of the second quarter to make the score line 2-1.
Belgium took an early lead in the first half by scoring 2 goals.
comeback in the third quarter
Germany made a comeback in the third quarter, scoring two goals in the 40th and 47th minutes. Pilat Gonzalo and Grambus Mats scored the goals for Germany. After the score line was 3-2, Belgium’s Boon Tom scored in the 58th minute of the last quarter. After this goal, there were no more goals in the match and the match ended in a draw with a score line of 3-3.
thrilling penalty shootout
After the match was drawn, the match was decided by a penalty shootout. The score line was a 3-3 draw after the opening 5 shots. Took 2 more shots to get the result. Germany scored from the first opportunity, while Belgium missed the opportunity. Belgium scored on the second chance, but Germany also scored on the second chance to win the final.
Germany defeated Belgium in the penalty shootout.
Germany became champion for the third time
The German team has become the world champion for the third time. At the same time, Belgium could not defend its title. Germany won the trophy for the first time in 2002. The team has now won the title for the third time in 2023 after successfully defending its title in 2006. Germany was the runner-up in 2010.
Netherlands won the third place match
Before the final, the third place match was played between Australia and Netherlands at 4:30 pm in Bhubaneswar itself. Australia’s Hayward Jeremy scored a goal in the 12th minute to give the team the lead. But, in the third quarter, Belgium scored three goals in seven minutes to take a decisive lead. No more goals were scored after the match, and the Netherlands went on to win the match 3–1.
The Netherlands won the bronze medal by defeating Australia in the third place match.
India ranked 9th
Hosts India ended their campaign by defeating South Africa 5-2. India was already out of the race to become champions after losing to New Zealand in the crossover match. India took the lead in the first quarter by scoring 2 goals. Then scored 2 more goals in the last quarter to ensure victory. to read full news click here…