The Indian men’s hockey team were beaten 3-1 by Netherlands and were thus pipped to the top spot of Pool B by the Dutchman. Brinkman, Baart and Pruijser scored for Netherlands and Akashdeep scored what turned out to be a consolation goal for India. Get highlights of India vs Netherlands, FIH Hockey World League Semifinal here (PREVIEW)
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19:59 hrs IST: India were doing well in the tournament but Netherlands were favourites for this game and they showed why. India have now lost in this tournament for the first time. The good news is they had already made the quarters and could very well meet Pakistan – who they previously thrashed 7-1 – in the semis.
19:55 hrs IST: And it ends 3-1 to Netherlands!
19:50 hrs IST: Netherlands all set to top Group B now. Their goals in the first half were enough to do the trick.
19:42 hrs IST: Yellow card for Dutch player Croon now!
19:37 hrs IST: And Q3 ends. Netherlands have looked to sit back and defend their lead and so far, it has worked. India have kept possession but done little with it.
19:27 hrs IST: Despite being down to 10 men, India have come closest to scoring. Netherlands are holding firm for the moment.
19:20 hrs IST: Sardar Singh shown a yellow card! He will have to serve a 5-minute suspension.
19:19 hrs IST: And Q3 is now underway!
19:11 hrs IST: The first half was all Netherlands. However, India grew into the game as Q2 went on and were rewarded with a well-taken goal by Akashdeep Singh. Can India keep up this momentum in Q3? They will have to if they want to top the group.
19:10 hrs IST: And India end Q2 on a high. They have pulled one back and a comeback is at least possible over the next two quarters.
19:06 hrs IST: GOAL! India finally pull one back through Akashdeep Singh.
19:04 hrs IST: India have only made a single shot in this game? Netherlands, on the other hand, have had 10 attempts at goal.
19:01 hrs IST: GOAL! Netherlands score again,…