With the Semi-Final line-ups revealed for the Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018, hockey fans will be in for an exciting penultimate day of the tournament as Belgium take on England in the first Semi-Final while Australia face a tough test against The Netherlands here at the Kalinga Stadium on Saturday, 15th December 2018.

The first Semi-Final is scheduled to take place at 16.00 hrs IST which will see World No. 3 Belgium face a determined English team who came from behind to defeat Olympic Champions Argentina in their Quarter-Final encounter.

England 

  • World Rank: 7
  • Last Appearance: 2014 (4th)
  • Head Coach : Danny Kerry
  • Goalkeeper : George Pinner
  • Most Capped Player : Barry Middleton (425)
  • Youngest Player : Zachary Wallace (19)
  • Oldest Player : Michael Hoare & Mark Gleghorne (33)

Full Squad: George Pinner, Harry Gibson, Adam Dixon, Liam Sanford, Mark Gleghorne, Jack Waller, Michael Hoare, Luke Taylor, Harry Martin, David Ames, Ian Sloan, Barry Middleton, Zach Wallace, James Gall, Phil Roper, David Condon, Will Calnan, Sam Ward, Brendan Creed, Rhys Smith

Belgium 

  • World Rank : 3
  • Last Appearance: 2014 (5th)
  • Head Coach : Shane Mcleod
  • Goalkeepers : Vincent Vanasch/ Loic Van Doren
  • Most Capped Player : John-John Dohmen (366)
  • Youngest Player : Arthur De Sloover (21)
  • Oldest Player : Thomas Briels & Cedric Charlier (31)

Full Squad: Vincent Vanasch, Loic Van Doren, Arthur De Sloover, Arthur Van Doren, Loïck Luypaert, Alexander Hendrickx, Gauthier Boccard, Emmanuel Stockbroekx, Simon Gougnard, John-John Dohmen, Victor Wegnez, Felix Denayer, Sébastien Dockier, Cédric Charlier, Tom Boon, Thomas Briels, Florent Van Aubel, Nicolas De Kerpel

The second Semi-Final match will be a repeat of the 2014 Hockey World Cup Final as Defending Champions Australia take on The Netherlands at 18.30hrs IST.

Australia 

  • World Rank : 1
  • Last Appearance: 2014 (1st)
  • Head Coach : Colin Batch
  • Goalkeeper : Andrew Charter/ Tyler Lovell
  • Most Capped Player : Eddie Ockenden (332)
  • Youngest Player : Tim Brand (19)
  • Oldest Player : Eddie Ockenden, Tyler Lovell & Andrew Charter (31)

Full Squad: Andrew Charter, Tyler Lovell, Daniel Beale, Timothy Brand, Tom Craig, Matthew Dawson, Blake Govers, Jake Harvie, Jeremy Hayward, Tim Howard, Trent Mitton, Eddie Ockenden, Flynn Ogilvie, Matthew Swann, Corey Weyer, Jake Whetton, Dylan Wotherspoon, Aran Zalewski

Netherlands 

  • World Rank : 4
  • Last Appearance: 2014 (2nd)
  • Head Coach : Max Caldas
  • Goalkeepers : Pirmin Blaak/ Sam Van Der Ven
  • Most Capped Player : Jeroen Hertzberger (212)
  • Youngest Player : Jonas De Geus & Jorrit Croon (20)
  • Oldest Player : Jeroen Hertzberger (32)

Full Squad: Sam Van Der Ven, Pirmin Blaak, ,Seve Van Ass, Sander Baart, Billy Bakker, Lars Balk, Thierry Brinkman, Thijs Van Dam, Jonas De Geus, Jeroen Hertzberger, Robbert Kemperman, Mirco Pruyser, Glenn Schuurman, Valentin Verga, Bob De Voogd, Mink Van Der Weerden, Sander De Wijn, Floris Wortelboer

The losing teams of the Semi-Final matches will face-off for the Bronze Medal on Sunday, 16th December 2018 at 16.30hrs IST, which will be followed by the Final match which takes place at 19.00hrs IST.