Belgium beat Netherlands 3-2 to win Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018

  • Belgium goalkeeper Vincent Vanasch is the Man of the Match
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BHUBANESHWAR – Belgium lifted the Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018 title after defeating the Netherlands in the penalty shoot-outs in the Indian city of Bhubaneswar in Odrsia State on Sunday.

The match began at 6:30pm (PKT).

Both the teams were at level 2-2 after five penalties. Belgium and the Netherlands were goal-less at full time.

Belgium goalkeeper Vincent Vanasch is the Man of the Match

Belgium and the Netherlands marched into the final of the tournament after emerging victorious in their respective semi-final clashes on Saturday.

Earlier, the last edition champions Australia secured a consolation bronze medal after mauling England 8-1 at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar today. Three goals came from the stick of Tom Craig while Jeremy Hayward struck twice for Australia in the bronze medal play-off.

Blake Govers , Trent Mitton and Tim Brand were the other goal getters for Australia. World number 7 England’s lone goal in the match came from the stick of Barry Middleton in the 45th minute.