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- The Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018 in Bhubaneswar on December 16, 2018got a new winner after 16 years as Belgium defeated the Netherlands 3-2 in sudden death.
- Both the teams were at level 2-2 after five penalties. Belgium and the Netherlands were goal-less at full time.
- Australia and Germany had won two titles apiece since 2002.
- The three time World champions Netherlands last won the title 20 years ago
- Earlier, the last edition champions Australia secured a consolation bronze medal after mauling England 8-1 at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.