Hockey World Cup: Germany beat Belgium 5-4 in shootout to lift World Cup trophy for the third time

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Germany has won the Men's Hockey World Title 2023. Germany defeated defending champions Belgium 5-4 in a shootout in the final played at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar on 29 January.

An overview of the news

  • With this, Germany has won the World Cup three times, first in 2002 and second in 2006.

  • In a thrilling final, the two teams were tied 3-3 after regular time, but the Germans then won 5-4 in penalty shootout at the Kalinga Stadium.

  • Nicklas Wellen (29th), Gonzalo Peillat (41st) and captain Mats Grembusch (48th) scored for Germany.

  • Florent van Obel (10th minute), Tengas Kossins (11th minute) and Tom Boon (59th minute) scored for Belgium.

  • Germany had earlier won the quarter-finals against England and the semi-finals against Australia after coming from two goals down.

  • Germany also took their world title tally to three, equaling Australia and the Netherlands.

  • The record of winning the most titles in the Men's Hockey World Cup is recorded in the name of Pakistan, who have won this title four times.

Awards of Hockey World Cup 2023

  • Best Player- Niklas Wellen (Germany)

  • Best Goalkeeper- Vincent Vanasch (Belgium)

  • Best Junior Player- Mustapha Cassiem (South Africa)

  • Hero Top Scorer- Jeremy Hayward (Australia)

  • Best Team Goal Celebration Award- Korea

  • Fan’s Choice Award- Christopher Ruhr (Germany)

  • Fair Play Award- Belgium

  • Maximum Team Goals Award- Netherlands

  • Best Forward of the Tournament Award- Niklas Wellen (Germany)

  • Best Midfielder of the Tournament Award- Victor Wegnez (Belgium)

  • Best Defender of the Tournament Award- Jeremy Hayward (Australia)

FIH Men's Hockey World Cup 2023 all teams

  1. Germany

  2. Belgium

  3. Netherlands

  4. Australia

  5. England

  6. Spain

  7. New Zealand

  8. Korea

  9. Argentina

  10. India

  11. South Africa

  12. Wales

  13. France

  14. Malaysia

  15. Chile

  16. Japan

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