The Belgian Red Lions for the first time ever in the final of the hockey world cup. The Belgians didn’t chip very of opponent England in the semi-finals: it was a whopping 0-6. In the final meet, the Lions, the Netherlands or Australia, who will be in the semi-finals facing each other.
The Lions were a favorite against the English, and names from the beginning of the match in the hands. After nearly 8 minutes the Lions also lead, with thanks to Tom Boon: 0-1. Still in the first quarter devieerde Tree a shot of Luypaert against the crossbar. In the second kart kept the Lions, the pressure is extremely high and that eventually led to a deserved second goal. Simon Gougnard, that night his father lost, scored an emotional goal and made it 0-2.
The British could except two strafcorners little to prepare against Belgium. In the third quarter were the British initially sharply up, but the goal fell once again on the other side: Charlier made it 0-3. Books for the English, a time for Alexander Hendrickx to shine: he scored two in a short time, and made it as 0-5. Dockier put the clear end position in the slot: 0-6.
For the Lions, it is the first time that they are in the world cup final. Their best result came at the previous world cup in The Hague in 2014: when were the Lions fifth. The opponent in the final will be the Netherlands or Australia, who meet each other tomorrow in the second semi-final fight. The final is tomorrow (Sunday) will be played.