Belgium became the world champions for the first time when they edged past Netherlands in an high-octane final of the Hockey World Cup 2018.Belgium won a tense penalty shootout 3-2 against three-time champions Netherlands in the title showdown at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.
World cup hockey
For the third time in India, Hockey World Cup
Man of the match
In this match, Belgian goalkeeper Vicente Vanach was chosen as the man of the match for his finest game. At the same time, Manpreet Singh of India was awarded the Best Celebration Award. Player of the tournament Arthur One Doron was elected. The best goalkeeper's award was received by the Netherlands goalkeeper, Pirmin Balak. In addition, the goal scorer of the tournament was given to Belgium's Hendricks and Balak Gowers of Australia.
So far Hockey India has won the World Cup
Country How many times
pakistan Year 1971, year 1978, year 1982, year 1994
Netherlands Year 1973, year 1990, year 1998
Australia Year 1986, Year 2010, Year 2014
Germany Year 2002, Year 2006
India Year 1975
Belgium Year 2018