Hockey World Cup 2023 semi-final clash today, the match between the top four teams will start shortly

The two semi-final matches of the Hockey World Cup 2023 are to be played in Bhubaneswar on January 27. The first semi-final will be between the team of Australia and Germany. The second match will be played between Netherlands and Belgium at 7 pm. Both the matches can be very exciting. All the four teams will compete against each other for a place in the final match of the Hockey World Cup.

Let us tell you that on January 27, the semi-final match is to be played between the teams of Australia, Germany, Netherlands and Belgium. The special thing is that all these four teams occupy the top four positions in the hockey rankings. After all the four teams have had a strong performance in the Hockey World Cup, hockey fans are getting excited about the semi-final matches.

The first match will be Australia vs Germany
Let us tell you that Australia’s team occupies the top position in the hockey rankings. During the Hockey World Cup 2023, the Australian team has performed strongly since its inception. In the pool stage, the Australian team, showing a brilliant game, badly defeated the team of France and South Africa. Australia’s team came on a draw in the match played against Argentina. Although the Australian team has performed strongly throughout the tournament. Australia topped Pool A, giving the team a direct entry into the quarter-finals. Australia defeated Spain 4–3 in the quarterfinal match. Australia could make it to the semi-finals only after defeating Spain.

On the other hand, Germany’s team is in the top 4 in the hockey rankings. South Korea and Japan were defeated in the pool stage of the World Cup. Germany played a draw with Belgium. While finishing second in Pool B, the German team had to play a cross over match. Germany defeated France 5-1 in this match. In the quarterfinal match, Germany defeated England 4–3 in the penalty shootout, showing a strong game. Germany made it to the semi-finals by winning this very exciting match. The first semi-final match is to be played between Australia and Germany at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.

belgium vs netherlands
Number two team Belgium will be up against third ranked Netherlands. The Belgian team defeated South Korea and Japan in Pool B. At the same time, the match played with Germany had to end on a draw. The Belgian team topped their pool, due to which the team was able to make it directly to the quarter-finals. The Belgian team reached the semi-finals after defeating the New Zealand team 2–0 in the quarterfinal match.

The Netherlands team, on the other hand, topped their pool. This team is at the third position in the hockey ranking. The Netherlands team is the only team in the current World Cup that has not lost a match in the tournament. The match between Netherlands and Belgium will be played at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar at 7 pm. The live telecast of the semi-final matches of the Hockey World Cup will be done on the Star Sports network. Its live streaming will also be on Disney + Hotstar app. 

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