Belgium win Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018 title


16 Dec, 2018 9:32 pm

BHUBANESWAR (92 News) – Belgium won the Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018 defeating Netherlands by 3-2 in the final played in the Indian city of Bhubaneswar.

Belgium defeated Netherlands 3-2 in penalty shoot-out to win the Hockey World Cup 2018 at the Kalinga Stadium. After both the teams failed to score in regulation time, Belgium edged past the three-time champions Netherlands to clinch the World Cup.

For Belgium, Florent Van Aubel struck twice in the shootout while Victor Wegnez was on target once. Meanwhile, for the Netherlands Jeroen Hertzberger and Jonas de Geus scored once each.

Earlier, in the match for the third and fourth positions, Australia defeated England 8-1 to pick up the bronze medal.

It was a great day for Belgium hockey as the country registered its second biggest international title after the Olympics silver in Rio in 2016.

 


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