The FIH Males’s Odisha Hockey World Cup has lastly reached its D-day and reigning World champions Belgium can be up in opposition to Euro Hockey Championship 2021 runners-up Germany for the gold medal battle. Up to now it has been a loopy journey for each the groups who have been drawn in the identical group on this world cup.
Germany’s Highway to Closing
Germany weren’t considered one of many contenders to be among the many high 4 on this World Cup. They have been additionally drawn into the identical group as reigning world champions Belgium and therefore their ending second was a given. Nevertheless, they carried out past everybody’s expectations and drew in opposition to Belgium after main for essentially the most a part of the sport.
They beat Japan and Korea badly and misplaced out on the quantity place to Belgium within the group by a objective distinction margin of simply two objectives.
Into the cross-over, they beat France simply 5-1 and marched to the semis the place they have been down 0-2 for the primary 57 minutes earlier than scoring twice within the final three minutes to push England right into a shoot-out the place they gained it 4-3 to maneuver to the semi-final.
Within the semis, as soon as once more the Germans trailed 0-2 within the first half. They got here again within the second half and made it 2-2 earlier than Blake Govers made it 3-2 for the Aussies within the 53rd minute. Within the 57th minute, the Germans equalised by Gonzalo Peillat earlier than Niklas Wellen scored a stoppage-time winner to beat the Aussies.
Belgium’s Highway to Closing
The Purple Lions have been already primed to get to the semi-finals no less than and even after an damage to one in every of their largest stars Alexander Hendricks, they saved on with the sport and obtained a straightforward draw within the quarter-final. They beat Japan and Korea within the group stage and drew with Germany to high the group on objective distinction.
Within the quarter-final, they beat New Zealand 2-0 simply. Nevertheless, the semi-final turned out to be a tricky one for them because the Netherlands led the sport all the best way earlier than the Belgians equalised within the third quarter. Additionally they obtained an opportunity to get forward courtesy of a penalty stroke, however Tom Boon missed it.
The match went into the Shoot-out and very like the ultimate of the 2018 version, the Belgians as soon as once more beat the Dutch 3-2.
Head-to-Head Germany vs Belgium Hockey
Germany Win- 13
Belgium Win- 15
Final Assembly- Match Drawn 2-2 on the Group Stage of Hockey World Cup 2023
Germany vs Belgium
Time- 07:00 pm IST
Date- January twenty ninth, 2023
Venue: Kalinga Worldwide Stadium, Bhubaneshwar
Event- FIH Males’s Hockey World Cup 2023
Broadcast and Stay Streaming- Star Sports activities and Disney Plus Hotstar
Germany FIH World Cup Squad
Alexander Stadler(gk), Mathias Müller, Mats Grambusch (captain), Lukas Windfeder, Niklas Wellen, Tom Grambusch, Teo Hinrichs, Gonzalo Peillat, Christopher Rühr, Justus Weigand, Marco Miltkau, Martin Zwicker, Hannes Müller, Timur Oruz, Thies Prinz, Moritz Trompertz, Moritz Ludwig, Jean Danneberg(gk), Niklas Bosserhoff, Paul-Philipp Kaufmann
Belgium FIH World Cup Squad
Loic Van Doren (gk), Arthur Van Doren, John-John Dohmen, Florent Van Aubel, Sébastien Dockier, Cédric Charlier, Gauthier Boccard, Nicolas De Kerpel, Félix Denayer (Captain), Vincent Vanasch (gk), Simon Gougnard, Arthur De Sloover, Loïck Luypaert, Antoine Kina, Victor Wegnez, Tom Boon, Tanguy Cosyns, Maxime Van Oost, Thibeau Stockbroekx