Red Lions squeeze past Olympic Champions Germany

In hockey, the Belgian national team took 5th place in the Champions Trophy in Australia. Belgium won its final match against Germany in extra time, which guaranteed the Red Lions a ticket for next year's edition. "We can compete with the world's top teams", national team coach Marc Lammers concluded.

The Champions Trophy took place in Melbourne, Australia and opposed the world's best 8 teams. The Red Lions, as the Belgian team is dubbed, took a false start in the round-robin group phase and were ousted for the semi-finals, but find their best form in the play-off matches for places 5-8.

After whipping England 4-0, Belgium moved past Germany 5-4. In the dying minutes of the match, De Saedeleer hit the post for Belgium which left the score at 4-all. In extra time, Dockier became the Belgian hero when he scored a Golden Goal after 4 minutes, the end of the match. Belgium also took 5th place at the past London Olympics, but eyes a medal at the 2018 Brazil Olympics.

Australia lifts the trophy

The Australian hosts took the trophy, beating the Netherlands 2-1 in the final. The Australians made it five in a row after Govers fired in the gold-medal winning goal 4 minutes into extra time.