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Hockey World Cup Quarterfinal Highlights: Australia, Belgium through to SF

Hockey World Cup 2023 Quarterfinal Highlights: Australia beat Spain 4-3 in a nail-biting first quarterfinal to march into the semis. In the second game, Belgium defeated New Zealand 2-0

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Belgium beat New Zealand 2-0 to move into the semi-final of the Hockey World Cup 2023. Photo: Hockey India

Belgium beat New Zealand 2-0 to move into the semi-final of the Hockey World Cup 2023. Photo: Hockey India

Hockey World Cup Quarterfinal Highlights

The Australian team continued its travel to the semis once again. The side that hasn’t missed even a single semis since 1975, has reached the semis once again. The goalkeeper Andrew Charter saved a miraculous late penalty stroke to keep the lead of the Aussies intact at 4-3. 

Spain took the lead in the second quarter with a goal from Xavier Gispert in the 19th minute while Marc Recasens scored in the 22nd to make it 2-0 in favour of the Redsticks. 

However, Australia fought back and scored one late in the second quarter to make it 1-2 at the end of the first half. The Aussies then scored three times in the third quarter to make it 4-2 in their favour before Spain made it 3-4 to end the quarter. 

In the last quarter, Spain had a golden chance to make it 4-4 with a penalty stroke, but they failed to convert it and as a result, the match was over with a score of 4-3 in favour of Australia. 

Australia vs Spain Hockey World Cup quarterfinal

The Australian team continued its travel to the semis once again. The side that hasn’t missed even a single semis since 1975, has reached the semis once again. The goalkeeper Andrew Charter saved a miraculous late penalty stroke to keep the lead of the Aussies intact at 4-3. 

Spain took the lead in the second quarter with a goal from Xavier Gispert in the 19th minute while Marc Recasens scored in the 22nd to make it 2-0 in favour of the Redsticks. 

However, Australia fought back and scored one late in the second quarter to make it 1-2 at the end of the first half. The Aussies then scored three times in the third quarter to make it 4-2 in their favour before Spain made it 3-4 to end the quarter. 

In the last quarter, Spain had a golden chance to make it 4-4 with a penalty stroke, but they failed to convert it and as a result, the match was over with a score of 4-3 in favour of Australia.  

Men's Hockey World Cup Quarterfinal Highlights: Catch all the updates from the two games at the Kalinga Stadium below
10:08 PM

Belgium vs New Zealand Quarterfinal, Hockey World Cup: That’s how it finished at the Kalinga Stadium tonight

8:55 PM

Belgium vs New Zealand Quarterfinal, Hockey World Cup: Red Lions beat the Kiwis 2-0, march to semis

 
After pulsating crossovers, the two quarterfinals have turned out to be a slow show in comparison. Belgium have overcome New Zealand in the second quarterfinal 2-0 and both the goals came in the first half itself. The Red Lions were without the services of one of their legends Alexander Hendrickx who has gotten injured. 
 
The two goals were scored by Tom Boon and Florent Van Aubel in the 10th and 15th respectively. Since then no more goals were scored even as Belgium got two and New Zealand three penalty corners after the second goal of the game. 
 
Belgium will now face the winner of the quarterfinal match between Netherlands and Korea.  
 
8:33 PM

Belgium vs New Zealand Quarterfinal, Hockey World Cup: Kiwis pull out their goal-keeper

 
New Zealand have pulled their goal keeper out to play with a man advantage in the last five minutes. 
 
8:25 PM

Belgium vs New Zealand Quarterfinal, Hockey World Cup: Nic Woods suspended for five minutes

 
Nic Woods, the skipper of New Zealand has been shown the yellow card and has been asked to sit on the bench for the next five minutes. The card was shown for not playing to the whistle 
 
8:22 PM

Belgium vs New Zealand Quarterfinal, Hockey World Cup: Penalty Corner for the Kiwis

 
At the start of the last quarter, New Zealand have been able to create a chance for themselves with a penalty corner, which is their second of the game. But once again, the conversion is not there and they falter again. 
 
8:14 PM

Belgium vs New Zealand Quarterfinal, Hockey World Cup: Kiwis not finding the goals

 
The Blacksticks have not been able to get going and find the goal that they need. They are lagging behind in terms of possession and in terms of flair as well. So far they have been able to save two penalty corners and that’s been the only bright point of the game. 
 
7:59 PM

Belgium vs New Zealand Quarterfinal, Hockey World Cup: The second half begins

7:58 PM

Belgium vs New Zealand Quarterfinal, Hockey World Cup: Statistical review of the first half

 
The Belgians have been all over the Kiwis in the first half with 70% possession, 12 circle penetrations, two penalty corners and no cards to them. They also have three shots on goal. On the other hand, the Blackstics have had 30% possession, only one penalty corner, three circle penetrations and just a single shot on goal. 
 
7:53 PM

Belgium vs New Zealand Quarterfinal, Hockey World Cup: Kiwis get the first short corner, Vincent Vanasch saves

 
This is a brilliant save from Vincent Vansach as the Kiwis made their first attacking move of the match through Sam Lane and got the penalty corner. Simon Child made a great injection and Kane Russell was on to it in a flash and shot at the Belgian goal. But the wall called Vincent Vansach was there to save the shot once again. At the end of the first half, it’s Belgium 2-0 New Zealand. 
 
7:46 PM

Belgium vs New Zealand Quarterfinal, Hockey World Cup: Belgium are up 2-0, with a goal in each quarter

7:44 PM

Belgium vs New Zealand Quarterfinal, Hockey World Cup: Red Lions are off and running

7:43 PM

Belgium vs New Zealand Quarterfinal, Hockey World Cup: The match begins in Bhubaneshwar

 
The second game of the night has begun in Bhubaneshwar and Belgium, the reigning world and Olympics champions would take on New Zealand, who beat hosts India in the cross-overs to get to the quarterfinal. Whoever wins this one, will face the winner of the quarterfinal between the Netherlands and Korea. 
 
7:37 PM

Belgium vs New Zealand Quarterfinal, Hockey World Cup: Players now enter the Kalinga Stadium

6:37 PM

Belgium vs New Zealand Quarterfinal, Hockey World Cup: The starting lineups are out now

6:31 PM

Australia vs Spain Live Score, Hockey World Cup: Victory for Australia

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First Published: Jan 24 2023 | 5:29 PM IST

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