Hockey World League semi-final: India to take on Netherlands today
By ANI | Published: 20th June 2017 11:06 AM |
LONDON: The Indian men’s hockey team will take on world number four Netherlands in their final Pool B clash of the Hockey World League semi-final here on Tuesday.
Sixth-ranked India are presently atop in Pool B with three wins from as many games, while the Netherlands are placed second with two wins from two games.
The winner of today's match will play the fourth placed team in the quarterfinals.
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.
The Netherlands, on the other hand, will take on India after notching comprehensive victories against Pakistan (4-0) and Scotland (3-0).
India previously played The Netherlands at the 2016 Rio Olympics where they narrowly lost to the Dutch 1-2.
In 2015, India had beaten the Netherlands 3-2 in the shootout after a 5-5 draw in the regulation time. This feat helped India win the Bronze Medal at Hockey World League Final at Raipur. India had also won their match 3-2 in 2014 Champions Trophy against the Dutch.