Justus Weygand surrounded by Australians
Photo: IMAGO/DIRK WAEM / IMAGO/Belga
The German national hockey team has reached the final of the World Cup in India.
The team of national coach Andre Henning prevailed on Friday in the semi-finals against world number one Australia after a dramatic game 4: 3 (0: 2) and can therefore continue to hope for the first world title in 17 years.
In the final on Sunday (2:30 p.m. CET/DAZN), Germany meets defending champions Belgium or European champions Netherlands.
Only two minutes before the end Australia was still 3:2 in the lead, then the DHB team still managed to win.
In Bhubaneswar, Gonzalo Peillat (42'/51'/58') scored with three converted penalty corners and Niklas Wellen (60') for the selection of the German Hockey Association (DHB), who already won their first World Cup medal since reaching the final 13 years for sure.
Germany won silver in 2010.
For Australia Jeremy Hayward (11th), Nathan Ephraums (26th) and Blake Govers (57th) were successful.