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Umpire hit on face by ball from drag flick in Hockey World Cup match

25/01/2023 10:41 PM | Click to read full article

In a bizarre incident, German umpire Ben Goentgen was hit on the face off a penalty corner strike in the FIH Men’s World Cup quarterfinal match between the Netherlands and South Korea in Bhubaneswar on Wednesday. Goentgen fell down in pain while his co-umpire Gareth Greenfield of New Zealand and medical staff of the tournament organisers rushed to help him. The injured umpire held his face with one hand and rushed out of the field along with the medical staff.

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