Belgium Beat Netherlands to Win FIH Hockey World Cup 2018

In Hockey, Belgium has claimed their first ever World Cup title. They defeated the Netherlands in a dramatic shoot-out in the final of the Men’s World Cup in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

Both the teams, goalless at full time, were at level 2-2 after five penalties. This is Belgium’s first ever World Cup title. Earlier, the last edition champions Australia secured a consolation bronze medal.

Overview of the FIH Hockey World Cup 2018: 

1. Best Player- Arthur Van Doren of Belgium.
2. Goalkeeper of the tournament- Primin Blaak of Netherland.
3. Young player of the tournament- Thijs van Dam of Netherland.
4. Top goalscorer- Blake Govers of Australia and Alexander Hendrickx of Belgium.
5. Fair play award- Spain.

Source- DD News

Static/Current Takeaways Important For IBPS Clerk Mains Exam 2018:

  • Belgium Capital: City of Brussels, Currency: Euro.

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