The match had ended goalless and went to a penalty shoot-out. The Spanish team was just that little bit more efficient converting three of their five penalty strikes. Belgium scored two penalties. So it was over and out for last year’s European silver medallists.
After a 6-3 win against Japan (FIH-12) and 1-1 draws against Australia (FIH-5) and New Zealand (FIH-4) Belgium finishing second in Group D. Spain (FIH-11) were third in Group C.