Netherlands pinned down India by 3-1 in the semis


Guwahati/ 21st June’2017 (Prag News Desk): India got knocked out by the Netherlands 3-1 in the Pool B semi-final of the Hockey World League on Tuesday.

Team India earned hat-trick wins against world’s high ranked opponents in the pool stage but came under tremendous pressure from the beginning of the match in the semis.

World No.4 Netherlands dominated world No. 6 ranked throughout the first half by leading 3-1.

Thierry Brinkman putting his team ahead with a field goal in the second minute before India’s Sander Baart doubled the lead with a penalty corner striker.

Mirco Pruijser of Netherland scores the third goal in the 24th minute.

India finished second in the pool with nine points after the defeat after against Dutch. Netherlands won all of their pool matches in the tournament.

Canada with four points and Pakistan with three points also advanced to the quarter-finals while Scotland was eliminated.

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