Monday, May 20, 2024

Olympics Hockey: Veteran Vanasch hails ‘one team’ Belgium

Vincent Vanasch stood tall when his country needed him the most – trailing Spain in the quarter-finals of the Olympics men’s hockey tournament.

For the 250th time, the 33-year-old took his place in between the sticks, and might have been forgiven for thinking his team would give him an easy day.

The world champions are ranked only behind Australia and have been in good form in Tokyo, but for nearly 40 minutes they struggled to make an impression on the Spanish goal.

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