Hockey World Cup 2023: Germany beat Belgium 5-4 in the finals

In the FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup 2023, Germany claimed a triumphant victory over Belgium in the finals with a score of 5-4 after a thrilling penalty shootout. The match, held at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, India, saw the two teams tied at 3-3 by the end of regulation time. This marked Germany's third World Cup title, bringing them equal with the Netherlands and Australia. Despite a 2-0 deficit, Germany cinched a comeback win, becoming the fourth team to achieve such a feat in a World Cup final. The Netherlands secured the bronze medal with a 3-1 victory over Australia, marking the first time since 1998 where Australia failed to achieve a podium finish at the FIH World Cup.


  1. The Hockey World Cup 2023 was won by Germany, marking their third victory.
  2. The final between Germany and Belgium ended in a penalty shootout with Germany emerging victorious.
  3. This win puts Germany on par with Australia and the Netherlands in terms of World Cup titles.
  4. Germany is the fourth team to register a come-from-behind win in a World Cup final after initially being 2-0 down.
  5. In this World Cup, Australia failed to secure a podium finish for the first time since 1998.
  6. The Netherlands won the bronze medal after beating Australia 3-1.

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