Hockey World Cup Highlights: Belgium & Australia seal semifinals spots, Spain & NewZealand KNCOKED OUT, Watch Highlights

Hockey World Cup Highlights: Belgium vs NewZealand Highlights – Belgium and Australia have confirmed their spots in the semifinals. Defending champions Belgium…

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Hockey World Cup Highlights: Belgium vs NewZealand Highlights – Belgium and Australia have confirmed their spots in the semifinals. Defending champions Belgium beat NewZealand 2-0 while Australia completed a stunning comeback to knock Spain out of the FIH Hockey World Cup 2023 with 4-3 win. From 0-2 down, the Aussies fought back with 4 goals in 6 minutes. Spain had a chance to equalise from a penalty stroke with 2 minutes left in the match. But they failed. Follow Hockey World Cup LIVE updates on Insidesport.IN

After Ogilvie Flynn pulled one back to make it 2-1 for Australia, Aran Zalewski and Jeremy Hayward scored two goals in 2 minutes to take the lead. Spain led 2-0 with Xavier Gispert and Marc Recasens scoring in the in the quarterfinals.

Hockey World Cup quarterfinals:

  • Australia 4-3 Spain
  • Belgium 2-0 NewZealand

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Hockey World Cup Highlights: Belgium & Australia seal semifinals spots, Spain & NewZealand KNCOKED OUT, Watch Highlights

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Australia vs Spain Highlights: Three-time champions Australia completed a stunning comeback with a 4-3 win over Spain to reach the semifinals. Five minutes into the second quarter, Spain took the lead in the 19th minute. Xavier Gispert scored through an angular sweep. A 23rd-minute strike from Marc Recasens, which saw him deflect the ball into the far post, doubled Spain’s lead.

Hockey World Cup Highlights: Belgium & Australia seal semifinals spots, Spain & NewZealand KNCOKED OUT, Watch Highlights

Flynn Ogilvie came with a strike in the 29th minute, that deceived the Spanish goalkeeper Rafi. At the end of the second quarter and first half, Spain led the game by 2-1.

In the third quarter, it took barely six minutes for Australia to change the whole scenario of the match. Goals from Aran Zalewski (31st minute) and two successful PC conversions from Jeremy Hayward in the 32nd and 36th minute brought Australia into the lead for the first time in the match. The scoreline read 4-2.

In the 40th minute, Spain skipper Miralles Marc converted a penalty corner into a goal after a bad tackle in the circle helped his side get a chance at scoring. The scoreline read 4-3 in favour of Australia at the end of the third quarter. Gerard Clapes got a green card in the 44th minute and Spain was down to ten men for two minutes.

The final quarter was goalless. Sharp Lachlan of Australia got a green card in the 55th minute and he was out of the field for two minutes. Spain got a PC in 55th minute, but could not make much of it. With this, three-time champions Australia cruised to the semifinals.

Hockey World Cup Highlights: Belgium & Australia seal semifinals spots, Spain & NewZealand KNCOKED OUT, Watch Highlights

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