Hockey World Cup: Germany dethrone Belgium in sudden-death thriller to end 17-year wait for third title | Hockey News

BHUBANESWAR: Losing 0-2 in the World Cup final, a comeback needed nerves of steel. Germany and Belgium took turns showing it in a never-ending test, until Belgium died a ‘sudden death’, giving the Germans their third win. World Hockey League title — for the first time since 2006.
It was Germany who was the first to bring the match to the brink of the abyss by equalizing 2 goals to level the score 2-2 and then taking the lead 3-2. Then it was the turn of the defending champions.
The Red Lions’ refusal to give up won them a corner and Gonzalo Peillat once again came to the party to equalize 3-3 and push the game into a penalty shootout.
But that was not enough to bring the winner of the 15th World Cup. The score remained 3-3 in the penalty shootout, until the Tanguy Cosyns Missed for Belgium in sudden death seeing the German in black running towards the goalkeeper Jean-Paul Danneberg.
If Belgium wins, they will be the fourth team to successfully defend the title after Pakistan (1978 and 1982), Germany (2002 and 2006) and Australia (2010 and 2014).
More to follow…


News7F: Update the world's latest breaking news online of the day, breaking news, politics, society today, international mainstream news .Updated news 24/7: Entertainment, the World everyday world. Hot news, images, video clips that are updated quickly and reliably

Related Articles

Back to top button