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Belgium and Australia went head to head in a battle for 5th and 6th place on the final day of the Men’s Hero Hockey Junior World Cup in India where Australia needed a shootout to win after a 2-2 draw in normal play.The match started at a high tempo and Belgium made the breakthrough in the 25th minute when Maxime Plennevaux slotted the ball in the goal after Andrew Butturini in the Kookaburras’ goal pushed it back three times in a mad goalmouth scramble.Belgium had a slight edge on the proceedings in the fairly balanced period and walked into the break with a slim but deserved one-goal lead.Australia came back strong in the second period, immediately pushing the Belgians on the back foot and levelling the score through William Gilmour in the 39th minute. The European Champions were unphased and regained their lead in the next minute with a superb backhand from Alexandre Vanlinthoudt that surprised Edward Chittleborough, in goal for the Kookaburras for this second period.Australia intensified their pressure and forced a penalty-corner after overwhelming the Belgian defence. The initial shot was saved but Jeremy Hayward collected the rebound and slammed it in the goal. Play became an intense tactical battle in midfield as both sides threw caution to the wind in the final minutes of play but the game was tied and the teams moved on to a shoot-out.competition.Both keepers thwarted a couple of attempts, then Dimitri Cuvelier, last shooter for Belgium, took more than his eight seconds to score. In the end, Australia grabbed 5th place, leaving Belgium dejected in 6th position.Belgium:FLAMAND Arnaud (GK), GRYSPEERDT Matteo (GK), CAPELLE Maxime, van DOREN Arthur, ROMBOUTS Louis, van LINTHOUDT Alexandre, CUVELIER Dimitri, PLENNEVAUX Maxime, MASSON Charles, DALLA PALMA Aldo, THIERY Dorian, MASSO Luca, ZIMMER Tanguy, STOCKBROEKX Emmanuel, HENDRICKX Alexander, COBBAERT Mathew (C), PEREZ Gaetan, van DAM BenjaminAustralia:OGILVIE Flynn, BELL Robert, JOYCE Cameron, DAWSON...