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Hockey World Cup 2018 Final, Belgium vs Netherlands: Belgium win 3-2 on penalties to lift first World Cup title

Belgium were the deserved winners as they didn’t lose a single match throughout the tournament. On the other hand, Netherlands lost their fourth final, most by any country.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: December 16, 2018 9:32:15 pm
Belgium won their first world cup final (Source: File)

Belgium achieved their dream as they lift their first World Cup title. They are the sixth country to lift the World Cup. Despite being 0-0 in 70 mins it was an entertaining match as both teams kept attacking with full force. But the drama did not there as Belgium won the match twice in penalties. This was after De Sloover put the ball in the net and the Belgium players rushed on the field. But a referral showed that the ball clipped the attacker’s boot. In sudden death, Hertzberger failed to score and Belgium won the world cup.

Belgium were the deserved winners as they didn’t lose a single match throughout the tournament. On the other hand, Netherlands lost their fourth final, most by any country.

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Hockey World Cup 2018 Final, Belgium vs Netherlands: Highlights

21:27 (IST)16 Dec 2018
Belgium lift first World Cup title

Tremendous achievement by Belgium as they lift their first World Cup title. They are the sixth country to lift the World Cup. Belgium were the deserved winners as they did not lose a single match throughout the tournament.

20:44 (IST)16 Dec 2018
BELGIUM WIN THE WORLD CUP

PENALTIES: BEL 3-2 NED. Hertzberger misses in sudden death and that's it! Belgium has won the World Cup. What an exciting finish to this absorbing contest.  So much drama at the end as a referral was made to deny Belgium after 5 shots. But in sudden death, it was Belgium who came up trumps.

20:39 (IST)16 Dec 2018
PENALTIES: Into Sudden Death

Both teams are level at 2-2 after five penalties. So we are into sudden death.

20:36 (IST)16 Dec 2018
PENALTIES: BEL 2-2 NED

GOAL! Belgium score. Belgium 2-2 Netherlands

20:36 (IST)16 Dec 2018
PENALTIES: BEL 1-2 NED

SAVED! Netherelands fail to score. Belgium 1-2 Netherlands

20:35 (IST)16 Dec 2018
PENALTIES: BEL 1-2 NED

Belgium get their first goal. Belgium 1-2 Netherlands

20:35 (IST)16 Dec 2018
PENALTIES: BEL 0-2 NED

Jonas De Geus scores with composure! Belgium 0-2 Netherlands

20:34 (IST)16 Dec 2018
PENALTIES: BEL 0-1 NED

Belgium go again, MISS! Belgium 0-1 Netherlands

20:31 (IST)16 Dec 2018
PENALTIES: BEL 0-1 NED

Netherlands go again; SAVED THIS TIME! Belgium 0-1 Netherlands

20:31 (IST)16 Dec 2018
PENALTIES: BEL 0-1 NED

Belgium go second, MISS! Belgium 0-1 Netherlands

20:31 (IST)16 Dec 2018
PENALTIES: BEL 0-1 NED

Netherlands go first, SCORES! Belgium 0-1 Netherlands

20:25 (IST)16 Dec 2018
Hooter goes off! BEL 0-0 NED

Hooter goes off! Sander Baart with a goal-line save that keeps scoreline equal. For the first time in World Cup history, a medal match finishes without a goal. WE ARE NOW INTO THE PENALTY SHOOTOUTS! BEL 0-0 NED

20:21 (IST)16 Dec 2018
Final 2 mins

Final 2 mins and a long corner for Belgium. But again no change in the scoreline. 72 secs left and will we have a winner? Australia scored in last 26 secs.  BEL 0-0 NED (Q4)

20:17 (IST)16 Dec 2018
Penalty shootout beckons?

4 mins & 15 secs. remaining in the fourth quarter in the match between Belgium and  Netherlands. Will there be winner or we going into the shootout? BEL 0-0 NED (Q4)

20:12 (IST)16 Dec 2018
Into the final 15

Quite a testing match so far. Who can get the breakthrough? Van Ass making a decisive run through Netherland's defence. But Hertzberger fails to collect his pass. BEL 0-0 NED (Q4)

20:06 (IST)16 Dec 2018
Q3 ends!

Third quarter ends! Still no change in the scoreline. Typical final, this. Both teams looking cagey, defensive. With 15 mins to go. BEL 0-0 NED (Q3)

20:02 (IST)16 Dec 2018
5 minutes left in Q3

Hertzberger and Pruijser building up an attacking threat on the left. It is cleared at the edge of the Belgian circle and Netherlands have to start again. BEL 0-0 NED (Q3)

19:57 (IST)16 Dec 2018
Q3 begins

Third quarter begins and an attacking start from both teams. The longer this match goes more chances of an individual brilliance or a silly error. BEL 0-0 NED (Q3)

19:41 (IST)16 Dec 2018
Half time!

Belgium Video Referral: Tight one and a penalty corner for the Dutch. 50 secs to go for the end of Q2. And a poor one was taken by Netherlands. That will be the end of this quarter. Belgium have lost their referral but nothing to split these two sides who know each other extremely well. BEL 0-0 NED (Q2)

19:36 (IST)16 Dec 2018
Guess who is in the house?

As he had promised, the master blaster is here with us.

India vs Canada in the group fixture at the Hockey World Cup Ntherelands lost their fourth world cup final. (Source: File)

SQUADS:

Belgium: Vincent Vanasch, Loic Van Doren, Arthur De Sloover, Arthur Van Doren, Loïck Luypaert, Alexander Hendrickx, Gauthier Boccard, Emmanuel Stockbroekx, Simon Gougnard, John-John Dohmen, Victor Wegnez, Felix Denayer, Sébastien Dockier, Cédric Charlier, Tom Boon, Thomas Briels, Florent van Aubel, Nicolas De Kerpel

Netherlands: Seve van Ass, Sander Baart, Billy Bakker, Lars Balk, Pirmin Blaak, Thierry Brinkman, Thijs van Dam, Jonas de Geus, Jeroen Hertzberger, Robbert Kemperman, Mirco Pruyser, Glenn Schuurman, Sam van der, Ven Valentin, Verga Bob de Voogd, Mink van der, Weerden Sander de Wijn,Floris Wortelboer