Heartbreak for India as Netherlands win in the quarterfinals

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India were defeated by Netherlands in the quarter final of Hockey World Cup with a margin of 2-1 on Thursday in Bhubaneswar. The host Nation failed to live up to the expectations of the fans to lift the World Cup for the second time after their only Hockey World Cup win in 1975.

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Heartbreak for India as Netherlands win in the quarterfinals

India started off the match in style as Akashdeep Singh scored the first goal for the host Nation at the 12th minute of the match. Thierry Brinkman equalised the scoreline for the Dutch side in the second quarter of the match. Mink van der Weerden won the match for the Dutch side as he scored the second goal for his team at the 50th minute of the match. The Dutch side won a penalty corner and Mink van der Weerden did no mistake to guide it towards the Goal.

 

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Indian team management took Sreejesh off for the last few minutes to have an extra player upfront for the rest of the match. Team India were desperate to get the scoreline level; however they missed a golden opportunity as they failed to convert from a penalty corner. The Dutch side also earned a penalty corner; but India were able to keep their Goalline safe in this time. The Dutch side will take on Australia on Sunday in the Semifinal of the Hockey World Cup.

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