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Netherlands vs Belgium Hockey World Cup 2023: Belgium win shootout

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedJan 27, 2023 21:07 IST

Belgium 2 - 2 Netherlands (3-2)

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21:07 (IST)27 JAN 2023

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21:04 (IST)27 JAN 2023

BELGIUM 2 - NETHERLANDS 2 (SHOOTOUT 3-2)

Jip Janssen gave the Netherlands the lead off a PC in the 11th minute!

Tom Boon levelled things up with a PC in the 26th!!

Janssen was at it again to give the Dutch the lead in the 35th minute

Nicolas De Kerpel scored from open play to equalise in the 44th minute

Pirmin Blaak saved a PC from Tom Boon to take the match into a shootout

Thijs Van Dam, Terrance Pieters and Seve van Ass missed for the Dutch

The Belgians converted three shootouts with only Cosyns missing out

Vincent Vanasch is the Player of the Match!!!

20:57 (IST)27 JAN 2023

Heartbreak for the Dutch as Belgium win the shootout to advance to the finals where they will take on Germany on Sunday (January 29)

The Netherlands will play Australia in the Bronze-Medal Game

20:55 (IST)27 JAN 2023

BELGIUM ARE THROUGH TO THE WORLD CUP FINALS!!!

20:54 (IST)27 JAN 2023

SEVE VAN ASS MISSES

20:53 (IST)27 JAN 2023

BELGIUM 3 - 2 NETHERLANDS

20:53 (IST)27 JAN 2023

TERRANCE PIETERS SCORES BUT A REFERRAL FOLLOWS - PIETERS ROLLED HIS STICK AND THERE WAS A BACK-STICK

COSYNS MISSES - GREAT SAVE FROM BLAAK!!

20:51 (IST)27 JAN 2023

BELGIUM 3 - 2 NETHERLANDS

20:51 (IST)27 JAN 2023

JONAS DE GEUS SCORES

VICTOR WEGNEZ MISSES BUT BELGIUM HAVE A PENALTY STROKE FOR A BACK-STICK!!!

COSYNS SCORES FROM THE PS!!

20:48 (IST)27 JAN 2023

BELGIUM 2 -1 NETHERLANDS

20:47 (IST)27 JAN 2023

JORRIT CROON SCORES

ARTHUR DE SLOOVER SCORES AS WELL!!

20:46 (IST)27 JAN 2023

ADVANTAGE BELGIUM!!

20:46 (IST)27 JAN 2023

THIJS VAN DAM MISSES

FLORENT VAN AUBEL SCORES!!

20:43 (IST)27 JAN 2023

Jip Janssen scored a brace for the Dutch giving his team the lead twice

Tom Boon and Nicolas De Kerpel leveled things up for the defending champions

Blaak saved a penalty stroke from Tom Boon!!!

Who will prevail in the shootout???

20:40 (IST)27 JAN 2023

WE ARE HEADED FOR A SHOOTOUT TO DECIDE WHO PLAYS GERMANY IN SUNDAYS' FINAL!!!

20:39 (IST)27 JAN 2023

59' Wortelboer angles one in, but the Belgians hold on - are we headed for a shootout???

20:38 (IST)27 JAN 2023

57' Brinkman takes a tumble as play is held up, who will blink in the dying minutes????

20:37 (IST)27 JAN 2023

57' The Belgians try a long ball after switching flanks - no damage done 

20:36 (IST)27 JAN 2023

55' No players upfield as neither team wants to take a risk in the dying stages.  Gougnard tried to advance, but the Dutch steal the ball.

Midfield play on at the Kalinga Stadium

20:34 (IST)27 JAN 2023

54' Both coaches look worried as both teams sharpen up near the back lines

20:33 (IST)27 JAN 2023

52' Jonas De Geus intercepts a long ball to break down a Belgian attack - the White Shirts persist

20:32 (IST)27 JAN 2023

51' Belgium keep pressing, but the Dutch refuse to budge in defence - what a match!!

20:29 (IST)27 JAN 2023

TOM BOON VS PIRMIN BLAAK

TOM BOON MISSES AFTER A FABULOUS SAVE FROM BLAAK!!!

20:28 (IST)27 JAN 2023

49' The Belgians steal the ball just outside the attacking third, resort to back passes after failing to find space - Wortelboer to the rescue.

BELGIUM HAVE A PENALTY STROKE FOR AN OBSTRUCTION AT THE GOAL MOUTH!!

20:26 (IST)27 JAN 2023

48'  The Belgians make a mess of the PC this time - the Dutch fail to get the counter going though!

20:25 (IST)27 JAN 2023

PC indeed, can the Belgians score this time??

20:23 (IST)27 JAN 2023

48' The Red Lions want for a PC for a Dutch foot in the circle, what will the verdict be???

20:23 (IST)27 JAN 2023

48' The Dutch make a mess of the PC - Dockier has a chance to counter but fails to get the shot right!!

20:21 (IST)27 JAN 2023

47' Cosyns concedes a PC for the Dutch, but Janssen is not on hand to take the flick

20:19 (IST)27 JAN 2023

End of Q3:  Netherlands 2 - Belgium 2

Fantastic passage of play with sustained attacks from both sides

Jip Janssen scores off a PC in the 36th 

Nicolas De Kerpel levels things up in the 44th

Blaak and Vanasch have both been outstanding!!

What a final quarter we have in store!!

20:16 (IST)27 JAN 2023

44'  NICOLAS DE KERPEL SCORES - BLAAK GOES UPSTAIRS!! NO HE DOESN'T - GOAL STANDS!!

20:15 (IST)27 JAN 2023

43' Tom Boon misses - lighting counter from the Dutch - Wortelboer cannot control the ball - Belgium have a counter at the other end - Blaak saves!!

20:14 (IST)27 JAN 2023

43' Sustained pressure from Belgium and they earn a PC - their second!!

They scored off the first - remember!!

20:13 (IST)27 JAN 2023

42' Denayer has a shot on goal - Blaak gloves one over the post!!!

20:13 (IST)27 JAN 2023

41' Charlier and Denayer miss a great cross in - positioned at either end of the Dutch goal as the ball sails across tantalizingly!!

20:11 (IST)27 JAN 2023

40' Van Aubel dives to reach on to a delectable cross but fails to control the ball after getting a touch with his outstretched stick!!!

20:10 (IST)27 JAN 2023

39' The Belgians attempt to advance by switching flanks with diagonals - unable to make headway though!!

20:08 (IST)27 JAN 2023

38' Vanasch gloves one away as the Dutch keep probing - dangerous times for the defending champions!

20:07 (IST)27 JAN 2023

37' The Red Lions seek a reply - but find no space to advance

20:06 (IST)27 JAN 2023

JIP JANSSEN SCORES ANOTHER - BALL DEFLECTED IN BY VAN AUBEL WHO WAS THE RUNNER!!!!!!!!!!!!!

20:05 (IST)27 JAN 2023

Jip Janssen has a go and the Dutch have a follow-up PC

20:04 (IST)27 JAN 2023

35'  Netherlands up the ante and earn a PC early in the second half!!

20:03 (IST)27 JAN 2023

33' Cedric Charlier dispossessed after being double teamed by the Dutch 

BLAAK MAKES A SUPERLATIVE SAVE TO DENY JOHN-JOHN DOHMEN

20:01 (IST)27 JAN 2023

32' Gripping start to the second half as both sides charged up early

20:00 (IST)27 JAN 2023

31' Van Aubel in the Dutch circle even as the Dutch have a chance to score at the other end !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Van Dam misses a sitter!!

19:54 (IST)27 JAN 2023

19:51 (IST)27 JAN 2023

Netherlands 1 - 1 Belgium (Half-Time)

Jip Janssen gave the Dutch a vital lead in the 11th minute

Tom Boon equalized for the defending champions in the 26th minute!!!

Lars Balk and Floris Wortelboer have been outstanding in defence for the Dutch while Vincent Vanasch has been busy in front of the Belgian goal.

Even-stevens at half-time - all to play for in the second half!!

19:47 (IST)27 JAN 2023

28' Brinkman has a chance to take a shot but fails to latch on off a quick Dutch counter

19:45 (IST)27 JAN 2023

TOM BOON SCORES FOR THE RED LIONS

WHAT A STRIKE THAT WAS!!! BLAAK BEATEN BY A LOW FLICK!!

19:44 (IST)27 JAN 2023

26' First save from Pirmin Blaak at the other end and Belgium earn a PC at long last!!
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