The Belgian indoorhockeymannen (FIH 16) working from 7 to 11 February in the German capital city of Berlin the world cup. The Belgians, who recently at the european CHAMPIONSHIPS in Antwerp, the silver gathered up, aiming for a place in the top six.
The team of coach Alexandre de Chaffoy in Berlin in the group stage (pool B) against Austria (FIH 2), Russia (FIH 4), Iran (FIH 7), Switzerland (FIH 8) and South Africa (FIH 12). The four best countries of the group of punches through to the quarter finals.
In Germany the indoorhockeymannen can count on Tom Bean and Cédric Charlier. They missed the european CHAMPIONSHIPS because they are with the Red Lions at training camp, stayed in New Zealand. In their opening match against Austria, Belgium can also take revenge for the european CHAMPIONSHIP final from three weeks ago. Then they were met by the Austrians after shoot-outs at the longest end.
At the previous world cup, in 2015 in Leipzig, were the indoor Red Lions of the party. The netherlands was then for the surprise win the tournament. Our neighbors were able to this time, however, not for the world cup.
— The Belgian selection —
Goalies: Jeremy Gucassoff (Racing), Matteo Gryspeerdt (Amicale Anderlecht)
Fielders: Maxime Plennevaux (Polo de Barcelona/Spa), Tom Boon (Racing), Gilles Jacob (Names), Cédric Charlier (Racing), Tanguy Zimmer (Names), Tom Degroote (Names), Gaëtan Dykmans (White Star), Thibault Cornillie (Racing), Pierre-Louis Maraite (Racing), Renaud Pangrazio (cap/Amicale Anderlecht)
Reserves: Viktor Pokorny (Names) and Gauthier Boccard (Waterloo Ducks)
— Programme of the Belgians (group B) —
Wednesday 7 February:
15u05: Austria – Belgium
22u05: Belgium – Iran
Thursday 8 February:
13h40: Belgium – Russia
20u40: Switzerland – Belgium
Friday 9 February:
9u45: South Africa – Belgium
between 17h00 and 21h30: quarter-finals (if necessary)
Saturday 10 February:
between 10: 30 and 12: 00: klassementswedstrijden for places 9 to 12 (possibly)
between 16h30 and 18h00: semi-finals (if necessary)
Sunday 11 February:
12h00: consolation class (possibly)
15h00: finals (possibly)