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Hockey World Cup Semis Highlights: Belgium beat the Dutch; GER go past AUS

Hockey World Cup Semifinal, Belgium vs Netherlands Live Updates: Germany beat Australia in the first semi-final 4-3. Now Belgium take on the Netherlands in second to book a meeting with the Germans

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Belgium vs Netherlands Live Score, Hockey World Cup 2023 Semi-Final. Photo: Orangehockey

Belgium vs Netherlands Live Score, Hockey World Cup 2023 Semi-Final. Photo: Orangehockey

Belgium vs Netherlands Live Score, Hockey World Cup Semifinal 

The Hockey World Cup has reached its penultimate day where the semifinals take place and the top four hockey nations would be in play as they try and get into the final of the Hockey World Cup. 

Australia vs Germany Hockey World Cup semifinal

The semifinal between Germany and Australia will take place at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneshwar. Whole Germany have been battle hardened in the World Cup as they have drawn against reigning World and Olympic champions Belgium and have beaten England in the shoot-out after scoring back-to-back goals in the last three minutes to push the game into the shoot-out. 

Australia on the other hand have not really had clean games in this World Cup, be it against Argentina at the Group Stage or against Spain in the quarterfinal. However, the Aussie nature of fighting till not winning has been able to prove worthy for them so far. But will it also prove handy against the Germans is yet to be seen? 

Belgium vs Netherlands Hockey World Cup Semifinal

Belgium will be up against the Netherlands in the second semifinal. This will be an intense European affair as both the teams have played enough against each other to know almost the in and outs of everything related to them. While the Dutch have had a smooth show throughout, losing to none, and not even knowing what pressure is, the Belgians fought hard against the Germans at the Group stage and were pushed hard by the Kiwis in the semi-final as well. 

It will be interesting to see which team gets through to the final. The last edition’s finalists will no more compete in the final anymore. 

Hockey World Cup Semi-Final Live Updates: Catch all the updates from the games at Kalinga International Stadium in Bhubaneshwar below
8:58 PM

Belgium vs Netherlands Live Score, Hockey World Cup Semifinal: Belgium win shoot-out 3-2

 
Shoot-out begins
 
The Netherlands would go first with the shot and van Dam would go with it and miss it. Just like he did four years ago 
 
It is advantage Belgium already and van Aubel scores to cash on that advantage 
 
Croon scores for the Netherlands and keeps the Dutch in the game
 
De Sloover beats Bllak and Its 2-1 to Belgium 
 
De Heius scores for the Dutch and it is 2-2 with an advantage to Belgium 
 
Due to the back stick of the goalkeeper Bllak, Belgium got a penalty stroke and they convert it to lead 3-2
 
Van Blaak makes a save and Netherlands are in it 
 
Its a save by Vanasch and Belgium have won it once again and the scoreline reads 3-2 only. 
 
8:44 PM

Belgium vs Netherlands Live Score, Hockey World Cup Semifinal: Shoot-out would decide it

 
When Belgium and Netherlands play, there is no shortage of action and no shortage of shoot-outs either as once again this one has gone into the shoot-out. In the last quarter, there was no goal from either team although the Belgians had a stroke to their name, they were unable to convert it. Now it would be one vs one. Striker vs goalkeeper to decide who go on to meet Germany in the final. 
 
8:32 PM

Belgium vs Netherlands Live Score, Hockey World Cup Semifinal: Blaak saves a stroke

 
The Dutch were found lagging as they fouled a Belgian strike while he was aiming at goal in the D and as a result handed over a stroke to the opposition. Tom Boon came to take the stroke and the Dutch goal-keeper Pirmin Blaak saved it to nullify the Belgian advantage. 
 
8:26 PM

Belgium vs Netherlands Live Score, Hockey World Cup Semifinal: Back-to-back PCs for the Dutch

 
The Dutch attack has got a lucky penalty corner as a very poor trap by the Belgians have given the Dutch a penalty corner. There is a foot of the rusher and the Netherlands get back to back Penalty Corners here and the second one is not trapped well and as a result, it is a waste for the Dutch. 
 
8:21 PM

Belgium vs Netherlands Live Score, Hockey World Cup Semifinal: Error by Blaak brings Belgium back

 
After a great save by him which gave his team a chance to go on a counterattack with a 5 on-3 advantage, the Dutch goalkeeper Blaak made a rookie error by playing an aerial ball back in the game and the Belgian striker Nicolas de Kerpel hit a great forehand on the wayward dutch ball to get his team level 2-2 at the end of the third quarter. 
 
8:17 PM

Belgium vs Netherlands Live Score, Hockey World Cup Semifinal: Belgium build pressure, get PC

 
The Blegians buoil.d huge amount of pressure on the Dutch after conceding the second goal and as a result, they got two shots on goal and have now got a penalty corner as well 
 
8:08 PM

Belgium vs Netherlands Live Score, Hockey World Cup Semifinal: Jip Jansen scores again, Dutch lead

 
The Dutchman Jip Jansen and his habit of scoring in the penalty corners has given the DSutch team a lead once again. The Dutch now lead 2-1 at with eight minutes to go in the third  quarter. 
 
7:58 PM

Belgium vs Netherlands Live Score, Hockey World Cup Semifinal: First half ended here

7:54 PM

Belgium vs Netherlands Live Score, Hockey World Cup Semifinal: Statistical review of the first half

 
The Dutch lead the Belgians in shots on goal 5 to 1 and in circle penetrations 10 to 5. In terms of penalty corners too, the Netherlands have had two while Belgium have had only one. It is one each as far as goals are concerned and Belgium have had 57% possession in the opposition half, while the Dutch have had only 43. 
 
7:48 PM

Belgium vs Netherlands Live Score, Hockey World Cup Semifinal: Against the run of play, Tom Boon scores

 
The Netherlands had been dominating the game so far with two penalty corners to their name and more than 50% possession in the opposition’s half and just as Belgium get their first Penalty Corner, ace drag-flicker Tom Boon converts to score his 145th international goal and draw his team level to Dutch at 1-1 with just three minutes before half-time. 
 
7:37 PM

Belgium vs Netherlands Live Score, Hockey World Cup Semifinal: Jip Jansen puts the dutch ahead

7:36 PM

Belgium vs Netherlands Live Score, Hockey World Cup Semifinal: Here’s the starting 11 of both sides

7:34 PM

Australia vs Germany Semifinal, Hockey World Cup: Germany won the big game, who will be next?

 
With just under a minute to go and he scored tied 3-3, Niklas Wellen scored for Germany to win them the game and take them to the World Cup final. Australia led in the first half 2-0 and then Germany made a comeback in the second one to get back to 2-2 thanks to Gonzalo Peillat’s two penalty corner goals. Blake Govers got the Aussies ahead in the 57th minute thanks to PC conversion again. 
 
It seemed like a winner at that time. But Germany’s ‘never say die’ attitude so far has got them as far as here and they kept up with that attitude as they got a PC in the 58th minute and Peillat converted it once again to get a hat-trick. But it was Niklas Wellen who changed it all as he scored a field goal in the 60th minute. Germany won the game 4-3 in the end. 
 
In the next game, two European giants, Netherlands and Belgium would be up against each other. 
 
7:26 PM

Australia vs Germany Semifinal, Hockey World Cup: Niklas Wellen with the golden goal, scored in 60th minute

Niklas Wellen scored the winner for Germany in the 60th minute vs Australia in the Hockey World Cup 2023, semi-final. Photo: Hockey India
Niklas Wellen scored the winner for Germany in the 60th minute vs Australia in the Hockey World Cup 2023, semi-final. Photo: Hockey India

7:20 PM

Australia vs Germany Semifinal, Hockey World Cup: Peillat the man with golden drag flick, got Germany back

Gonzalo Peillat scored a hat-trick in the Hockey World Cup semi-final vs Australia, playing for Germany. Photo: Hockey India
Gonzalo Peillat scored a hat-trick in the Hockey World Cup semi-final vs Australia, playing for Germany. Photo: Hockey India

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First Published: Jan 27 2023 | 6:58 PM IST

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