India vs Netherlands World Hockey League 2017: India lose the match 3-1. After a dominating win against Pakistan in their third match, the Indian hockey team took on world number four Netherlands in their last Pool B match of the Hockey World League semi-final in London but lost the game 3-1. Ranked 6th in the world, India was on top in Pool B with three wins from as many games, while the Netherlands are placed second with two wins from two games. While beating Scotland 4-1 and Canada 3-0 fueled India’s start at the tournament, it was the 7-1 win against Pakistan on Sunday that brought jubilation back home among the Indian hockey fans.
Here are India vs Netherlands World Hockey League Higlights:
7:55 PM: That’s it! The hooter goes up. India lose the match 3-1.
7:49 PM: Penalty corner for both the sides but none of them managed to get a goal. It’s only a matter of minutes now.
7:39 PM: The third quarter has Highlights the Indian team is still trailing by 3-1. They have not been able to get enough possession in the last quarter.
7:23 PM: That was a good chance for Mandeep Singh. Got himself in a good position, it was a 2 on 1 situation but he couldn’t keep his composure and missed the opportunity.
7:21 PM: The Dutch are still dominating the possession but the Indian team is looking much more confident now. They are continuously charging forward.
7:17 PM: Sardar Singh has been given a 5-minute suspension so is out. This means India is playing with 10 men now.
7:10 PM: That’s the end of the second quarter. India did look a much better side towards the later half of it. But they will have to defend well from here on if they want to win the match.
7:05 PM: GOAL! Brilliant from India. Akashdeep Singh snatches one back for the team. The score is now 3-1. Are we up for yet another Indian comeback?
6:58 PM: GOAL! Another one for Netherlands. Poor from India! It was a 2 on 1 situation and the first time ball finds a first-time finish from Pruijser.
6:57 PM: Good play by the DDutchonce again but stopped by India right outside the box. Both the teams are currently failing to get a move on here.
6:53 PM: The second quarter has started. India is looking for an opening but have failed to create any real impact on the game so far.
6:47 PM: So that’s the end of first quarter and the Dutch lead 2-0. This one certainly went Netherlands way. Sardar Singh would be a disappointed man. He was the one who lost the possession, a mistake that led to the Dutch goal.
6:42 PM: GOAL! Another one from the Dutch. This time from the penalty corner. It’s been a really bad start for India. They need to recollect themselves here.
6:39 PM: In is playing in its traditional colours while Netherlands is in grey and orange. The first five minutes have gone Netherlands away and they have surely dominated the game so far.
6:30 PM: GOAL! We already have the first goal of the match and it comes from the orange side of the court. Netherlands score withing first two minutes and takes the initial advantage. It leads 1-0.
6:25 PM: So we are live. Both the teams are out in the park. It is going to be a riveting game of hockey of sure.
6:20 PM: Here are the teams:
India XI: Harmanpreet Singh, Kothajit Singh, Surender Kumar, Sardar Singh, Akas Chikte, Harjeet Singh, Pardeep Mor, SV Sunil, Akashdeep Singh, Chinglensana Singh, Ramandeep Singh
Netherlands XI: Billy Bakker, Valentin Verga, Sander De Wijn, Sander Baart, Robber Kermperman, Mirco Pruijser, Bjorn Kellerman, Thierry Brinkman, Pirmin Blaak, Floris Waterlboer, Mink van der Weerden
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6:10 PM: “We scored some great goals today and when we score the type of goals that we did today, that is what makes a coach happy. I enjoyed the way we played, but as always I look for things to improve in our performances but scoring seven and conceding one is good,” said the Indian hockey coach.
5:50 PM: “By Beating Pakistan 7-1 in hockey World League semifinal, we have set a new record,” sports Minister Vijay Goel said after India’s victory.
5:30 PM: “It was a very good win for us not because it was against Pakistan but because we did well in the areas that had concerned us when we played the 3 Nations Invitational Tournament in Germany before coming to London,” stated Indian captain Manpreet Singh after win against Pakistan.
5:00 PM: India played Netherlands Hockey World League, it won the game 3-2 in the penalty shootout in Raipur after the match finished 5-5 in the regulation time. The Indian team went on to win the Bronze medal back then.
4:45 PM: Men in Blue have a better record against Netherlands in the recent times. In 2014 Champions Trophy India won the match by 3-2 against Netherlands.