Belgium Hockey team won they’re first ever Word cup title on 16th December 2018 after they defeated The Netherlands in sudden death. Belgium, which also won a silver medal in Rio Olympics 2016, made history by beating the opponents by 3-2 in the penalty shoot-out after finals ended without any goal. Belgium hockey team registered its second biggest international title after winning a silver medal in Rio Olympics silver in 2016 and ending up second in the 2017 Euro Hockey Championships.
1. The Hockey World Cup 2018 was held at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneshwar, Odisha from 28 November to 16 December 2018.
2. Australia defeated England by 8-1 to secure third place.
3. Australia’s Blake Govers and Belgium’s Alexander Hendrickx scored most number of goals (7) in the tournament.
4. Arthur Van Doren, the Belgian Hockey player, was awarded as the Best Player of the Hockey World Cup 2018 tournament.
5. Australia’s Blake Govers and Belgium’s Alexander Hendrickx scored most number of goals (7) in the tournament.