Belgium win FIH Hockey World Cup

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Belgium win FIH Hockey World Cup
Bhubaneswar: Players of Belgium hockey team celebrate their win against Netherlands during their final at Men's Hockey World Cup 2018 in Bhubaneswar on Dec. 16, 2018. (Photo: IANS)

Bhubaneswar:Olympic silver medallists Belgium edged past three-time champions Netherlands 0(3)-0(2) via sudden death to win the FIH Hockey World Cup title at the Kalinga Stadium here on Sunday.

Both teams failed to score in the regulation time and the match went to penalty shoot-outs in which Belgium proved superior.

This is Belgium’s first ever World Cup title