The Dutch hockey players have Sunday, in addition to the first world title since twenty years seized. In the Indian Bhubaneswar, Belgium was in the final after a nerve-wracking shoot-outs to be strong, after the match in a 0-0 was terminated.
In the decisive shoot-outs, that in 2-3 ended, missed Mirco Pruyser, Seve van Ass, Thijs van Dam and Jeroen Hertzberger for the team of coach Max Caldas.
The Belgians imagined themselves after their fifth attempt, already world champion, but the Dutch goalkeeper Pirmin Blaak signed successfully protest, because the ball of the foot of taker, Arthur De Roover had hit. Not much later were The ‘The Red Lions’ after the downer of Hertzberger yet sure of the world title.
The netherlands remains by the painful defeat of stitches on three world titles (1973, 1990 and 1998). In 1978, 1994, and four years ago, Orange also in the final, but then had the team also settle for silver. In 2002, there was a world CHAMPIONSHIP bronze.
The new world champion of Belgium stood up to this tournament have never been in a world cup final and picked up, also never a medal. A fifth place was so far the best performance of our neighbours on the world championship.
Cautious opening in Bhubaneswar
As expected went to the final match between the Netherlands and Belgium in India. Both teams were in the mostly cautious opening few possibilities. Among others, Hertzberger founded danger on behalf of Orange, but a hit led the.
In the beginning of the second quarter pulled the Belgians to the initiative and that led to some dangerous moments for the purpose of Orange-goalkeeper Blaak. On the other hand, yielded two strafcorners for the Netherlands.
Also in the last two quarters gave both teams together little, was the duel more exciting than good and were opportunities are scarce. In the thrilling shoot-outs in the Netherlands seemed at first on the way to the world title, but in the end the Belgians koelbloediger. Hertzberger got the decisive mistake on his name.
Orange had reached the final by Saturday after shoot-outs to deal with defending champion Australia, that earlier on Sunday, the bronze medal by England with a 8-1 defeat.