Hockey World Cup Day 5 Highlights: BEL, GER play 2-2 draw; KOR beat JPN 2-1

Hockey World Cup 2023 Day 5 Highlights: Belgium came from behind to draw level against Germany as the game finished 2-2. Earlier in the evening Korea beat Japan 2-1 to get to 3rd spot in Group B

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Germany and Belgium play 2-2 draw at Hockey World Cup 2023. Photo: Twitter/The Hockey India

Germany and Belgium play 2-2 draw at Hockey World Cup 2023. Photo: Twitter/The Hockey India

Hockey World Cup 2023 Day 5 Highlights
 
Two matches were played at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneshwar. Both games were part of Group B. In the first match, South Korea were up against Japan and they beat their neighbours 2-1 to strengthen their claim at the third position and thereby get the cross-over game and a chance to get to the quarterfinals. 

In the second game, Germany and Belgium played out an exciting 2-2 draw and now it is dependent on the last two games of group B to decide which team will top the group and move to the quarterfinal and which one would have to go through the cross-over. 

Germany vs Belgium: It ends in 2-2
 
It was expected that the two teams- Belgium and Germany will play a tight game and they did it as well. After an early lead by the Belgium side in the first quarter through Charlier, Germany equalised in the second quarter through Wellen and then took the lead in the last quarter with a penalty stroke goal from Tom Grambusch. However, the red lions bounced back through a field goal from Victor Wegnez and the match eventually finished at 2-2. 
 
Korea vs Japan: The fight for third place won by Korea
 
The Korean team has saved back-to-back three penalty corners and won this game and have now almost secured a third position for themselves until and unless they beat Germany in their final game and take even the second or the first spot. But they definitely have made a good chance for themselves to get into the cross-over round. Japan would have to fight another day now. 
 
Hockey World Cup Day 5 Highlights: Catch all the updates from two Group B games below 
8:52 PM

Germany vs Belgium Live Score, Hockey World Cup: Match Summary


It was expected that the two teams- Belgium and Germany will play a tight game and they did it as well. After an early lead by the Belgium side in the first quarter through Charlier, Germany equalised in the second quarter through Wellen and then took the lead in the last quarter with a penalty stroke goal from Tom Grambusch. However, the red lions bounced back through a field goal from Victor Wegnez and the match eventually finished at 2-2. 
 
8:41 PM

Germany vs Belgium Live Score, Hockey World Cup: It ends in a thrilling 2-2 draw


Draws have been the order of the day since England vs India draw on Sunday. Since then Australia drew with Argentina 3-3 on Monday and now Germany and Belgium have also played out a 2-2 draw. 
 
8:32 PM

Germany vs Belgium Live Score, Hockey World Cup: Belgium equalise courtesy Wegnez Victor


Prinz Thies was gree carded and Germany were down to only 10 men. Belgium played the ball near the half line before making a great move and taking the ball to the goal line where it was intercepted well by the Belgian player who passed it to the striking circle wher the ball was placed for Victor Wegnez to drive it in the goal and he did it amazingly to get Belgium on level terms 
 
8:26 PM

Germany vs Belgium Live Score, Hockey World Cup: Tom Grambusch scores, Germany ahead 


With a penalty stroke conversion from Tom, Grambusch, Germany now surge ahead in this tightly contested game with seven minutes to go. 
 
8:25 PM

Germany vs Belgium Live Score, Hockey World Cup: Penalty stroke for Germany, Belgium take referral


The on-field umpire has given a penalty stroke to the German team, terming the touch from the Belgium player on the German striker as a push from behind and the video umpire thinks the same and Belgium now also lose their review. 
 
8:20 PM

Germany vs Belgium Live Score, Hockey World Cup: It’s all about the last quarter now

8:19 PM

Germany vs Belgium Live Score, Hockey World Cup: Great chance goes begging for Germany


Ruhr did an amazing run on the backline and brought the ball near the goalpost before passing it in front and there was no one near the post to convert the shot 
 
8:08 PM

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


The Belgian side has got its second penalty corner and even the second penalty corner has also been saved by the German goalkeeper. 
 
8:04 PM

Germany vs Belgium Live Score, Hockey World Cup: Attacking play in the third quarter


The penalty corners that we are so used to seeing in hockey games have been rare to come by here as two very athletic teams are trying their best to score via field goals. Belgium came really close to scoring before scooping it over the goalpost. The possession has been kept by the Olympic gold medalist Belgium. 
 
7:51 PM

Germany vs Belgium Live Score, Hockey World Cup: It's 1-1 at the end of the first half


The first half of a very tightly contested game between two top nations, Germany and Belgium has ended and it is 1-1 as both the goals have come courtesy of field goals. Only one penalty corner has been earned so far and it was earned by the Belgian side 
 
7:43 PM

Germany vs Belgium Live Score, Hockey World Cup: A field goal from Charlier put Belgium ahead

7:42 PM

Germany vs Belgium Live Score, Hockey World Cup: These are the men who started for both the teams

7:40 PM

Germany vs Belgium Live Score, Hockey World Cup: Germany equalise 


The German team, after building a lot of pressure in the second quarter, has managed to score here with a great assist from Wellen Niklas as the Belgian goalkeeper was found lacking. 
 
7:38 PM

Germany vs Belgium Live Score, Hockey World Cup: The match begins


After a scintillating display of hockey in the first game, the second game has started on a great note too with the Belgian team taking a 1-0 lead in the first quarter itself. 
 
6:43 PM

Korea vs Japan Live Score, Hockey World Cup: Korea take home three points


The Korean team has saved back-to-back three penalty corners and won this game and have now almost secured a third position for themselves until and unless they beat Germany in their final game and take even the second or the first spot. But they definitely have made a good chance for themselves to get into the cross-over round. Japan would have to fight another day now 
 
6:40 PM

Korea vs Japan Live Score, Hockey World Cup: Korea take referral as Japan get last-second PC


The Korean team has gone for the referral here even as it is a clear foot and Japan would get a penalty corner in the last few seconds 
 
6:36 PM

Korea vs Japan Live Score, Hockey World Cup: Kim with a crucial save for Korea again


The Korean team is fighting it to the tee as goalkeeper Kim has saved a great try from the Japanese strikers. Korea still lead 2-1
 
6:32 PM

Korea vs Japan Live Score, Hockey World Cup: Japan miss a penalty corner 


The Japanese team needed a penalty corner and got one with Korea one man down, still the Japanese team could not get the ball in the goal and as a result, it is still 2-1 in the favour of Korea with only five minutes to go. 
 
6:29 PM

Korea vs Japan Live Score, Hockey World Cup: Last 8 minutes remain for Japan to come back 


There is hardly any time left for the Japanese team to win this game as even a draw would do for them now. They need at least a goal in the last seven minutes to get that draw. 
 
6:25 PM

Korea vs Japan Live Score, Hockey World Cup: Korea in lead at half-time

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First Published: Jan 17 2023 | 4:25 PM IST

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