Hockey: Belgium becomes world hockey champions after their victory over the Netherlands

For the first time in their history, Belgium was crowned world champion in India. The Red Lions claim the title over the three-time world champions: the Netherlands. In a dramatic finish, the game ends up with a penalty shootout. After being runner-up in the 2016 Olympics Games and in 2017 European Championship, Belgium finally won a major trophy in (field) Hockey.

?? Belgium 0 – 0 The Netherlands ?? 

(Penalties 3-2)

Belgium celebrating their first title as world champion
Belgium celebrating their first title as world champion | © fihockey/Facebook

The game was intense and tight all along. None of the teams were able to score during the regular time. Indeed, both teams had to go to shoot-outs in order to be the winner of this final. In the beginning, Belgium missed the two first penalties and everyone thought it will be an easy win for the Netherlands. But after one miss by Van Dam, Belgium grew in confidence and Van Aubel scores to give the title to the Red Lions.

Florent Van Aubel scoring the last penalty to seal the win for Belgium
Florent Van Aubel scoring the last penalty to seal the win for Belgium | © fihockey/Facebook


Final positions and results
2018 European Women’s Handball Championship

? Belgium ??
? Netherlands ??
? Australia ??
4. England ???????
5. Germany ??
6. India ??
7. Argentina ??
8. France ??

9. New Zealand ??
10. China ??
11. Canada ??
12. Pakistan ??
13. Spain ??
14. Ireland ??
15. Malaysia ??
16. South Africa ??


FINAL
Saturday, December 16, 2018

?? Belgium 0 – 0 The Netherlands ?? (Penalties 3-2)


3rd PLACE GAME
Saturday, December 16, 2018

??????? England 1 – 8 Australia ??


SEMI-FINALS
Friday, December 15, 2018

?? Belgium 6 – 0 England ???????
?? India 1 – 2 The Netherlands ??


Awards of the 2018 Men’s Hockey World Cup

Player of the Tournament
Arthur Van Doren (BEL)

Goalkeeper of the Tournament
Thijs van Dam (BEL)

Goal of the tournament
Pirmin Blaak (NED)

Top Goalscorers
Blake Govers (AUS)
Alexander Hendrickx (BEL)

You could also be interested in

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.