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Germany women and Belgium men claim crucial victories in Grand Final qualification race

Germany’s women and Belgium’s men both recorded key victories in the race to secure an all-important top four finish in the FIH Pro League on Wednesday (12 June), while the Netherlands women were also winners as they ended New Zealand’s Grand Final ambitions. A top four finish in the FIH Pro League comes with tickets to this month’s FIH Pro League Grand Final in Amsterdam and also the FIH Olympic qualifiers, which take place later this year.

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Red Lions fight back to deny Germany

The German men’s team could have been forgiven for thinking they had consigned Belgium (WR:1) to a first FIH Pro League defeat. With seven minutes of the match to go, Germany (WR:6) were leading 4-2 and their defence was on fine form. But Belgium have enormous powers of self-belief and resilience and the resulting draw, which saw Germany win the shoot-out bonus point, was a fair reflection of a game between two magnificently competitive teams.

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Stapenhorst shines in antwerp

Germany women got off to a cracking start against Belgium as Player of the Match Charlotte Stapenhorst proved yet again why she is regarded as one of the best strikers in the world. First she latched onto a ball that had been played into the circle, deflecting it into the goal. This was followed with a piece of audacious skill: Stapenhorst bounced the ball on her stick as she ran past the despairing Belgium defenders and then coolly flicked the ball past Aisling D’Hooghe in the Belgium goal.

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Belgium’s Red Panthers fight back to take bonus point against China in Changzhou

Belgium’s women overcame a losing position to salvage two points from a potential three in their FIH Pro League encounter with hosts China on Saturday (25 May), claiming a bonus point by winning the shoot-out after regular time finished with the scores locked at 3-3 in Changzhou.

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Great Britain women and Belgium men enjoy a good day in London

Two moments of sheer power – from Grace Balsdon and Lily Owsley – gave Great Britain women (World Ranking: 2) a 2-0 win over Belgium (WR:13) and their second win of the FIH Pro League season. The result moves Great Britain one slot up the FIH Pro League table to sixth position, while Belgium slip from third to fourth.

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USA snatch bonus point with shoot-out win over Belgium at Spooky Nook

USA women battled to a 1-1 draw against high-flying Belgium before claiming the bonus point by winning the shoot-out on a dramatic night of FIH Pro League action at the Spooky Nook Sports Complex in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Continue reading USA snatch bonus point with shoot-out win over Belgium at Spooky Nook

FIH Pro League: Brilliant Belgium stun Australian teams in Melbourne

Match Day 7 of the FIH Pro League was a memorable one for the national teams of Belgium, who both recorded excellent victories against host nation Australia at the State Hockey and Netball Centre in Melbourne. Continue reading FIH Pro League: Brilliant Belgium stun Australian teams in Melbourne