Germany vs Belgium Hockey World Cup 2023 live updates: Both teams failed to score late in the first half

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Germany will be hoping to win their third gold medal at the FIH Hockey Men’s World Cups, while Belgium is bidding to become the fourth team, after Pakistan, Germany and Australia, to defend their title.

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Cosyns does a stellar job of running off the penalty corner and blocks Peillat’s drag attempt to keep the score level.

Germany wants a penalty corner but the referee does not agree. Germany will refer this.

The video referee agrees with Germany and they will have the first penalty corner of the final

Belgium are dominating possession and territory early on and create dangerous tackles in the circle twice, but the pressure is well managed and cleared by a combination of Mats and Tom Grambusch.

Germany will play in their all-black jerseys, while Belgium will wear all-white.

Both Germany and Belgium came back from multiple deficits in their respective semi-finals to earn the right to compete for gold.

With 11 players over 30 and three over 35, Belgium’s ‘golden generation’ of hockey players, who won gold medals at the 2018 World Cup and the Tokyo Olympics, have shown that he is extremely fit and that experience is more important than age.

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