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Hockey World Cup Final Highlights: Germany beat Belgium, lift third title

Germany vs Belgium Hockey World Cup 2023 Final Highlights: After it finished 3-3 in regulation time and 3-3 in the five-shot Shoot-out, Germany held their nerves to win it in sudden death.

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Germany are the Hockey World Cup 2023 Champions. Photo: Hockey India

Germany are the Hockey World Cup 2023 Champions. Photo: Hockey India

Hockey World Cup 2023 Final Highlights

Germany are the World Champions

This has been one thrilling Hockey World Cup and the final was just the icing that was required to make it the perfect cake. Germany, the comeback kings of this World Cup, were down 0-2 once again in the first 10 minutes of the game itself. To add to that misery, Tom Grambusch missed a penalty stroke as well. 

Niklas Wellen, the saviour of the Germans throughout this World Cup was once again back into the action, doing what he does as he scored just a minute away from the half time to make it 1-2.

In the second half, the Germans scored two more goals courtesy of goals from Gonzalo Peillat and skipper Mats Grambusch. But it was not going to end like it as Belgium came back with a goal in the 58th minute from Tom Boon to make it 3-3. 

The game then went into the shoot-out and over there, the German goalkeeper Alexander Stadler saved twice to give his team a chance to finish the game early. But Marco Miltkau and Mats Grambusch missed and  Antoine Kina scored for Belgium to get the game into sudden death. 

Germany went first and Niklas Wellen scored again. Victor Van Aubel followed him and then Thies Prinz scored again and gave the German goalkeeper a chance to become the hero. He did become that by saving against Cosyns and Germany won the shoot-out 5-4 to be crowned champions of the world. 
 
Netherlands win Bronze Medal Match

It has been a brilliant bronze medal match by the Netherlands team who have come back from being 0-1 down at half ti9me to lead 3-1 at the end of the third quarter and then defend an entire quarter to keep away the world number one from making a match out of it. 

Out of the three goals scored, two came courtesy of Dutch skipper Thierry Brinkman and one courtesy of Jip Jansen. For Australia, Jeremy Hayward scored in the first quarter. 

Australia would head home without a medal.

Match Details

Germany vs Belgium
Match- Final
Time- 07:00 pm IST
Date- January 29th, 2023
Venue: Kalinga International Stadium, Bhubaneshwar
Tournament- FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup 2023
Broadcast and Live Streaming- Star Sports and Disney Plus Hotstar

Germany vs Belgium Hockey World Cup 2023 Final Live Updates: Catch all the updates from the final match at the Kalinga International Hockey Stadium below
9:49 PM

Germany vs Belgium Live Score Updates, Hockey World Cup Final: The winning moment for the comeback kings

9:47 PM

Germany vs Belgium Live Score Updates, Hockey World Cup Final: That’s how it finished

9:31 PM

Germany vs Belgium Live Score Updates, Hockey World Cup Final: Niklas Wellen steals the show in Award ceremony

 
Fairplay award goes to Belgium
 
Most Goals Scored by a team go to the Netherlands
 
The best team goal celebration goes to Korea
 
The Fans’ choice award goes to Christopher Ruhr of Germany
 
The best Junior Player award goes to Mustaphaa Casseim of South Africa
 
The Hero Top Scorer of the tournament award goes to Jeremy Hayward of Australia for scoring 9 goals in this tournament. 
 
JSW's best Goalkeeper of the tournament goes to Vincent Vanasch of Belgium
 
The best defender of the tournament award goes to Australia’s Jeremy Hayward
 
The best midfielder of the tournament award goes to Victor Wegnez of Belgium
 
The award for the best Forward of the tournament as well as the best player of the tournament goes to Niklas Wellen. The German forward was also the Player of the Match in the semi-final and the final
9:19 PM

Germany vs Belgium Live Score Updates, Hockey World Cup Final: Germany are the Hockey World Champions

 
This has been one thrilling Hockey World Cup and the final was just the icing that was required to make it the perfect cake. Germany, the comeback kings of this World Cup, were down 0-2 once again in the first 10 minutes of the game itself. To add to that misery, Tom Grambusch missed a penalty stroke as well. 
 
Niklas Wellen, the saviour of the Germans throughout this World Cup was once again back into the action, doing what he does as he scored just a minute away from the half time to make it 1-2.
 
In the second half, the Germans scored two more goals courtesy of goals from Gonzalo Peillat and skipper Mats Grambusch. But it was not going to end like it as Belgium came back with a goal in the 58th minute from Tom Boon to make it 3-3. 
 
The game then went into the shoot-out and over there, the German goalkeeper Alexander Stadler saved twice to give his team a chance to finish the game early. But Marco Miltkau and Mats Grambusch missed and  Antoine Kina scored for Belgium to get the game into sudden death. 
 
Germany went first and Niklas Wellen scored again. Victor Van Aubel followed him and then Thies Prinz scored again and gave the German goalkeeper a chance to become the hero. He did become that by saving against Cosyns and Germany won the shoot-out 5-4 to be crowned champions of the world. 
 
9:03 PM

Germany vs Belgium Live Score Updates, Hockey World Cup Final: Germany win in sudden death

 
Sudden death begins 
 
Niklas Wellen comes first and scores as well. It is sudden death so whoever misses loses. 
 
Victor Van Aubel scores just in time to keep the Belgians alive 
 
Prinz scores with a diving effort and once again gives the German keeper a chance to become the hero by saving this one 
 
Cosyn comes on for Belgium and he just can not score and Germany are now the World Champions. The comeback kings have come back once again and thoroughly deserved the trophy. 
 
8:58 PM

Germany vs Belgium Live Score Updates, Hockey World Cup Final: 3-3 and it is going to sudden death

 
Soot-Out begins
 
Van Aubel scores the first one and Belgium are one in one
 
Niklas Wellen scores for Germany and it is one all
 
Great save from the German goalkeeper give his team the advantage
 
Muller converts it on the rebound and Germany now lead 2-1 after two shots each 
 
Wegnez has also missed and the German keeper is having a great time here, gives his team another advantage 
 
Marco Miltkau is up next and once again he has missed it. He missed it against England in the quarterfinal too. Germany could have won it here 
 
Now Belgium have a chance to live by and Cosyns scores to level things up. Germany still have the advantage 
 
Prinz scores and Germany now have a 3-1 lead out of four shots. If the German goalkeeper saves this one, Germany will win.
 
Belgium must score and Keenan is the man to go for it and he scores. Its level again 3-3
 
Mats Grambusch is here to win for Germany. But he just cannot score. Its now going to sudden death. 
8:50 PM

Germany vs Belgium Live Score Updates, Hockey World Cup Final: It’s going to the shoot-out again

 
GER 3-3 BEL 
 
4th Quarter Ends
 
The final match is now headed to the penalty shoot-out as Tom Boon scored in the 58th minute to steal the thunder of comebacks from Germany. It is the first time that Germans are the last to concede in a game in this World Cup. Now they will have to win it in the shoot-out. A one-to-one face-off. 
 
8:46 PM

Germany vs Belgium Live Score Updates, Hockey World Cup Final: Tom Boon scores with 1:43 remaining

 
GER 3-3 BEL 
 
4th Quarter
 
01 Minutes to go
 
With the video referral gone, Germany were forced to live by the umpire’s decision who gave a penalty corner when the replays showed that the ball was going in the Germany goal not after touching the German defender's foot, but after touching his stick.
 
The penalty corner was given against the Germans and as a result, Tom Boon took a shot and the Germs rusher rushed in quickly and got the ball on the stick and it then deflected on his arm. No reviews again and again a penalty corner for Boon and he scored finally to make it 3-3 with just One minuets and 43 seconds to go. 
8:42 PM

Germany vs Belgium Live Score Updates, Hockey World Cup Final: PC for Belgium

 
GER 3-2 BEL 
 
4th Quarter
 
03 Minutes to go
 
Silly error from Germany as the German defenders were not five meters away at the the time of the free-hit and as a result, they have been penalised with a penalty corner against them which came courtesy of a video referral. 
 
8:32 PM

Germany vs Belgium Live Score Updates, Hockey World Cup Final: Germany lead, Mats Grambusch scores

 
GER 3-2 BEL 
 
4th Quarter
 
13 Minutes to go
 
The German attitude of never say die in this entire tournament seems to be prevailing here as well as they have come back once again from being two goals down to now lead 3-1 courtesy of a goal from their skipper Mats Grambusch. 
 
8:25 PM

Germany vs Belgium Live Score Updates, Hockey World Cup Final: End of QTR-3 and its 2-2

8:20 PM

Germany vs Belgium Live Score Updates, Hockey World Cup Final: Gonzalo Peillat brings Germany level

 
GER 2-2 BEL 
 
3rd Quarter
 
04 Minutes to go
 
The one-man advantage has done the trick for Germany as Gonzalo Peillat, the Argentina-German drag flicker has got one through the legs of Victor Vanasch and they are now level 2-2
 
8:17 PM

Germany vs Belgium Live Score Updates, Hockey World Cup Final: Belgium down to 10 men, Germany get PC

 
GER 1-2 BEL 
 
3rd Quarter
 
04 Minutes to go
 
The Belgians are down to 10 men and Germany have a man advantage to try and get a goal and get to level terms. They have been able to do that as they get a penalty corner here
 
8:15 PM

Germany vs Belgium Live Score, Hockey World Cup Final: Germany are being dominated

 
The Germans needed to come back strong in the second half, but have rather been dominated by the Belgians as they have not been able to make any great move so far with 10 minutes having already passed
 
8:02 PM

Hockey World Cup Final Live Score, Germany vs Belgium: That’s where the first half ended

8:00 PM

Hockey World Cup Final Live Score, Germany vs Belgium: Statistical review of the first half

Germany vs Belgium Final, Hockey World Cup
Germany   Belgium
01 Goals 02
03 Shots on Goal 06
05 Circle Penetrations 08
39% Posession on Opp Half 61%
1/4 Penalty Corner 0/1

7:56 PM

Hockey World Cup Final Live Score, Germany vs Belgium: Niklas Wellen the scorer, Germany get one back

 
How often have we seen Niklas Wellen score when all chips are down for the Germans? He has done it again. It was a well-taken short corner by Peillat and it got to Wellen who was right in front of the right bar of the Belgian post he got two touches on the ball, one on the volley and the other to get the ball in the goal. Now Germany will breathe some sigh of relief after having conceded two early goals and then missed a stroke as well. 
 
7:53 PM

Hockey World Cup Final Live Score, Germany vs Belgium: Penalty Corner number three for Germany

 
The Germans must convert it now to have something positive going into the huddle at halftime. One and a half minutes remain and they have got their third penalty corner of the game. 
 
7:43 PM

Hockey World Cup Final Live Score, Germany vs Belgium: Tom Grambusch misses the stroke

 
It is amazing how Germany manages to miss Penalty Strokes again and again., After missing it against England, Grambusch has missed it here too, trying to get the ball in the right-hand top corner, but Vanasch’s sticks came in front of the ball.
 
7:40 PM

Hockey World Cup Final Live Score, Germany vs Belgium: Penalty Stroke for Germany

 
The Germans are now looking to comeback in the game as they have got a penalty stroke and Belgium is lucky that their player who made a sliding challenge, did not get a yellow card. 
 

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First Published: Jan 29 2023 | 4:14 PM IST

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