07 December, Raipur
Top ranked Australian Men’s Hockey team defeated Belgium 2-1, Sunday night, to lift the title of Hockey World League Final at Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel Stadium, Raipur.
In the summit clash, after a barren first quarter, Australia surged ahead in 16th minute through a field goal. Seven minutes into the second half, Australia doubled their lead through a penalty corner.
Belgium pressed hard and in the final quarter and managed to secure a penalty corner in the final minute of the match. However, it was not enough to take them over the line as Australia became the Champions of Hockey World League Final.
Earlier, in the third place play off in the day, hosts India defeated world number two and defending champions Netherlands 3-2 in the shoot-out after the two teams were locked at 5-5 in the regulation time.