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Hockey Belgium’s rise to top is simple: strong club network, coaching talent

Opinion

As far as years go, 2007 wasn’t particularly significant in the international men’s game. With no Olympics or World Cup, the Champions Trophy in Kuala Lumpur was the major prize. Germany won their ninth title with a tight 1-0 win over Australia in the final.

That same year, the men’s Champions Challenge, the event introduced by the FIH in 2001 to broaden international competition and act as a qualifying tournament for the Champions Trophy, was held in Antwerp.

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