a Bitter disappointment for the German Hockey-aces, the dream of a third world Cup Triumph burst abruptly. The Team of national coach Stefan Kermas failed in the tournament in the Indian Bhubaneswar already in the quarter-finals. By the 1:2 (1:1)-defeat against the Olympic silver-medal winner at the Belgium missed the selection of the German Hockey Federation (DHB) after 2014, for the second Time in a row the semifinals at a world Cup – there has never been.
Dieter Linnekogel met at the Kalinga Stadium of Bhubaneswar after the presentation of Tom Grambusch to the guide (14.), Belgium struck back four minutes later via a penalty corner and Alexander Hendrickx (18.) and turned at the beginning of the fourth quarter of the game thanks to a goal from Tom Boon (50.). The revenge of the German team for the lost EM the semi-finals last year, is a disaster to miss. The second semi-final contest top Favourite Australia and the winner of the quarter-finals between India and the Netherlands.
captain Martin Häner and co. came up against the third in the world ranking list in the game, in particular, Florian Fuchs continued early accents. After the tour, goalkeeper Tobias Walter showed in a pressure phase of the Belgians his class (15.). “Risk management will be decisive,” had Kermas said before the kick-off and a better Balance than the 5:3 to the preliminary final against underdogs Malaysia is required. His team, in contrast to the Belgians directly into the fed, to set the route against the strong “Red devil” consistently.
In the second quarter, the German neighbor, which is dominated more and more. The Team of coach Shane McLeod, with a 5:0 against Pakistan in the quarter-finals drawn in, pushed firmly into the circle and worked on again and again penalty corners. Walter, the scoreline at 1:1 somewhat unhappy, always had to intervene again and prevented a residue. The German team had to get out of the “brave in the shot circle to penetrate and penalty corners,” said the two-time Olympic champion, Moritz furstenau on DAZN-in microphone.