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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.

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

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.

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.

PENALTIES: Into Sudden Death

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

PENALTIES: BEL 2-2 NED

GOAL! Belgium score. Belgium 2-2 Netherlands

PENALTIES: BEL 1-2 NED

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

PENALTIES: BEL 1-2 NED

Belgium get their first goal. Belgium 1-2 Netherlands

PENALTIES: BEL 0-2 NED

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

PENALTIES: BEL 0-1 NED

Belgium go again, MISS! Belgium 0-1 Netherlands

PENALTIES: BEL 0-1 NED

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

PENALTIES: BEL 0-1 NED

Belgium go second, MISS! Belgium 0-1 Netherlands

PENALTIES: BEL 0-1 NED

Netherlands go first, SCORES! Belgium 0-1 Netherlands

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

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Guess who is in the house?

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

5 mins left in Q2

And still no change in scoreline but the Dutch are pressing ahead. But time and again, just like in the previous quarter, they are being pegged back at the halfway mark. BEL 0-0 NED (Q2)

Q2 begins

We are back with the second quarter. Belgium are doing well to hold the ball while Netherlands are not backing down and are pressing full court.  BEL 0-0 NED (Q2)

First Quarter Ends!

First Quarter comes to an end. No change in the scoreline as both teams have managed to cancel out each other in the attack. Belgium have 51 percent possession while Belgium have 49. BEL 0-0 NED (Q1)

Close!

Chance! Hertzberger shoots but misses Belgium's post. There was a lot of space on the right flank and Belgium needs to be careful there.  No change in the scoreline BEL 0-0 NED (Q1)

7 mins left

Netherlands loses the ball and then their opponents try to hold it, Belgium attack from the right and bag the long corner. The tempo has slightly reduced as both teams find their shape.

We are underway

PUSHBACK! Belgium vs Netherlands is underway.  And a blistering start as both ends have a chance. Belgium come closest to getting the lead. 

Time for national anthems

Belgium and Netherlands are out for the national anthems. Meanwhile, a special day for referee Adam Kearns as he officiates in his 100th game. 

Netherlands Starting XI

Blaak (gk), Hertzberger, Balk, Verga, Shuurman, Baart, Kemperman, Pruijser, Brinkman, Van der Weerden

Belgium Starting XI

Vanash (gk), Van Doren, Van Aubel, Boccard, Briels, Denayer, Gougnard, De Sloover, Luypaert, Wegnez, Boon

Australia secure third spot to win bronze medal

Tom Craig's hattrick helps Australia secure its 10th medal AUSTRALIA 8-1 ENGLAND

Hello and welcome

Hello and welcome to our live blog of tonight's blockbuster clash between Belgium vs Netherlands in the finals of the Hockey World Cup. The two teams have met 13 times before in which the team in orange have a 6-5 record. Who will win tonight's encounter? Stay tuned for all the live updates from Bhubaneswar.

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