BEL vs GER: Germany amassed three wins in as many outings in their pool fixtures and come into this after a 5-3 win over Malaysia. They have had a good layoff coming into the last 8, as eight sides contested crossover playoffs for the quarter-final berths in the last two days.
Belgium, on the other hand, took down four times champions Pakistan 5-0 in their crossover playoff to get to the last eight. Olympic silver medallists and World no. 3 Belgium would look to bring the winning momentum into the fixture to stop the juggernaut of in-form counterparts.
GERMANY VS BELGIUM SQUADS
Germany Hockey squad: Mats Grambusch, Tom Grambusch, Johannes Große, Martin Häner, Tobias Hauke, Timm Herzbruch, Mark Appel, Dieter Linnekogel, Marco Miltkau, Mathias Müller, Dan Nguyen Luong, Christopher Rühr, Ferdinand Weinke, Niklas Wellen, Lukas Windfeder, Tobias Walter, Florian Fuchs and Julius Meyer.
Belgium Hockey squad: Thomas Briels, Florent van Aubel, Nicolas De Kerpel, Vincent Vanasch, Loic Van Doren, Arthur De Sloover, Arthur Van Doren, Loïck Luypaert, Alexander Hendrickx, Gauthier Boccard, Antoine Kina, Simon Gougnard, John-John Dohmen, Victor Wegnez, Felix Denayer, Sébastien Dockier, Cédric Charlier and Tom Boon.
BEL VS GER PLAYING 11
BEL Playing 11 and substitutes: van DOREN Arthur, van AUBEL Florent, DOCKIER Sébastien, CHARLIER Cédric, BOCCARD Gauthier, HENDRICKX Alexander, BRIELS Thomas, DENAYER Felix, VANASCH Vincent, GOUGNARD Simon, de SLOOVER Arthur, LUYPAERT Loïck, WEGNEZ Victor
GER Playing 11 and substitutes: MÜLLER Mathias, GRAMBUSCH Mats, WINDFEDER Lukas, HÄNER Martin, WELLEN Niklas, HERZBRUCH Timm, GRAMBUSCH Tom, RÜHR Christopher, WEINKE Ferdinand, WALTER Tobias, MILTKAU Marco, FUCHS Florian