India vs Netherlands Hockey Highlights, Champions Trophy: India qualified for the gold medal match against Australia following a 1-1 draw against Netherlands. India came into it knowing a draw would be enough and in the end, that’s how it transpired. After three cagey quarters, India took the lead with Mandeep Singh after he latched on to a rebound off a penalty corner. Five minutes before the end, Thierry Brinkman equalised from a very narrow angle. Netherlands almost took the lead with a minute to play but they were unlucky to have taken the free-hit from a different spot and with the ball moving. Netherlands will have to contend with one point and will face Belgium for a third-fourth playoff match. Pakistan will play Argentina for fifth-sixth place playoff game.
India vs Netherlands Hockey Highlights, Champions Trophy Updates:
INDIA AND NETHERLANDS PLAY OUT A 1-1 DRAW! With that, India will play Australia in the gold medal match. Needed a draw to qualify for the final and they have done just that. Nervous moments at the end won't instill much confidence though.
PENALTY CORNERS NETHERLANDS
Big save from Sreejesh to deny Netherlands but that is dangerous play and penalty corner for Netherlands. Rohidas with brave running to block it but it is straight on to his foot. Another PC. It is blocked and the resultant pull into the area is straight into the India player's body. Another PC. Clock down to one minute. It is defended superbly with desperate attempts and sticks to deny ball back into the area
NETHERLANDS GOAL DISALLOWED
Netherlands have the goal disallowed after the free-hit awarded to them was taken four metres away from the original spot and the ball was moving. Had the play stood, it would have been goal for Netherlands. Phew!
Netherlands equalise with under six minutes to go. Thierry Brinkmann levels things at 1-1 despite Amit Rohidas' desperate attempt at narrowing the angle. Gets the stick instead and deflects past Sreejesh who had moved in to the near post to reduce the angle even further. INDIA 1-1 NETHERLANDS
INDIA CHANCE! PENALTY CORNER! GOAL!
India with a chance to score but Sowmanpreet's shot on the turn is saved by the keeper. Comes back to another India shirt but it results in a bit of a melee. PC awarded to India. From the pealty corner, the initial shot is saved but the rebound comes to Mandeep Singh who lashes the ball home! India 1-0 Netherlands in the 47th minute
END OF THIRD QUARTER
Netherlands move the ball quickly and are swift in moving the ball from defence to attack, look to have man advantage too, but just as they have plenty of space, the hooter goes. End of the third quarter and the wait for a goal continues. India 0-0 Netherlands
Chance for Mandeep Singh to have a crack at goal but he takes a long time to compose himself in front of goal and by then, Netherlands have players back to deny him. Stays 0-0
PR Sreejesh you beauty! Netherlands with a massive chance to take the lead early in the third quarter but Sreejesh is a wall and can't be breached. Birendra Lakra comes across and defends the chance
Third quarter underway
Harendra acknowledging PR Sreejesh being tested quite much in the first half. He expects India to do much better in attack in the second half with the final touch evading his side in the first 30 minutes
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PENALTY CORNER NETHERLANDS
Netherlands win a penalty corner with under six minutes to play. Neatly grabbed and then try to pass between two players until an India hand proves to be a hindrance. And that's another PC for the Dutch. The second one is straight at Sreejesh who punches it away to safety
END OF FIRST QUARTER
At the end of the first quarter, India and Netherlands are locked at 0-0. Neither side able to find the cutting edge so far.
PENALTY CORNER INDIA
With under three minutes to go, Dilpreet finds a Netherlands defender's foot and India win their second PC. Nice bit of improvisation and strategy on the PC but the eventual shot is saved.
Ball played into the India D and there's a chance for a Netherlands player to deflect the ball home but for some pressure being applied by Sreejesh. Two India players expected the other to fetch the ball but in the confusion, Netherlands latched on and played the ball into the area. Took a deflection but luckily for India, nothing from it in the end
PENALTY CORNER INDIA
First penalty corner of the game for India but Dilpreet Singh's attempt results to nothing
Players come out in the middle. National anthems get underway - India followed by hosts Netherlands. And then we have pushback! Netherlands get the game underway. Who will play Australia in the gold medal match tomorrow?
Champions Trophy points table
Argentina beat Australia 3-2 for the Kookaburras' first defeat of the tournament. Argentina move to 7 points with the win - same as India. But India are ahead on better goal difference. [Points table]
India starting XI
India XI: Harmanpreet, Dilpreet, Jarmanpreet, Surender, Manpreet, Sardar, Lalit, PR Sreejesh, Varun, SV Sunil, Vivek
Here is the starting line-up of the Indian Men’s Team that will take on Netherlands in their decisive clash at the Rabobank Men’s Hockey Champions Trophy Breda 2018 at 7:30 PM (IST) today. #IndiaKaGame #HCT2018 #INDvNED pic.twitter.com/PvnV03Xrdm— Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) June 30, 2018
Champions Trophy Live
Hello and Good Evening! Welcome to our live coverage of the Champions Trophy where India take on Netherlands in a crunch game that will decide who faces Australia in the final on Sunday. A win or a draw for India will be the target to get to the final. Howeveer, a defeat would mean Netherlands would play Australia in Breda