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India vs Netherlands, Hockey World Cup 2018 quarter-final highlights: Netherlands beat India 2-1

India vs Netherlands, Hockey World Cup 2018 quarter-final highlights: Mink Van Der Weerden scored in the dying minutes of the game to extend India's wait for a semi-final spot.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: December 13, 2018 9:13:12 pm
India vs Netherlands, Hockey World Cup 2018 quarter-final highlights:

India vs Netherlands, Hockey World Cup 2018 quarter-final highlights: India matched Netherlands for much of the match but the away side benefitted from the number of Penalty Corners they were able to provoke. It was one such PC that led to their second goal of the match.

India got into the lead in the first half through Akashdeep Singh but that lasted just under five minutes with Thierry Brinkman scoring with seconds left for the end of the 1st quarter. Netherlands have reached their 10th World Cup semi-final. India’s 43-year-wait for a top-four finish continues.

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India vs Netherlands, Hockey World Cup 2018 quarter-final highlights: Highlights in Hindi

20:50 (IST)13 Dec 2018
India finish 6th

India had drawn one match in the group stage and with this loss, they fall behind Germany on total points. THe Indian players are in tears, those of the fans who have stayed behind applaud them. The Dutch fans who were the only ones cheering at the final hooter, have morose expressions, almost as if they feel guilty of their actions. 

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20:49 (IST)13 Dec 2018
Netherlands beat India 2-1

THE HOOTER GOES OFF! Netherlands have beaten India 2-1. India's wait for a top four finish in the World Cup continues. This is the 10th time the Dutch have made it into the semi-finals.

20:31 (IST)13 Dec 2018
India defend!

Unbelievable stuff from the home side, Netherlands appeal for another PC but that referral is turned down. 

20:29 (IST)13 Dec 2018
Netherlands win a PC

It looked like India might have won one but their referral is unsucesfull. Netherlands then win a PC, India don't have a goalkeeper, 3 mins left in Q4. 

20:26 (IST)13 Dec 2018
Sreejesh off

Harmanpreet wears the yellow shirt. India playing without a goalkeeper. We may have seen Sreejesh making his last appearance for India in at least this edition of the World Cup. 

20:24 (IST)13 Dec 2018
Netherlands save and counter

Harmanpreet gets two shots, the second off the rebound but the Netherlands defend that and then pour forward. The move doesn't result in a goal though. 

20:23 (IST)13 Dec 2018
Penalty corner India

Chinglensana fouled in the D and India get a PC. Now then. Now. Then. 

20:21 (IST)13 Dec 2018
Yellow card for Amit Rohidas

India down to 10 men. Amit Rohidas is out for the rest of the game because of a cynical challenge. 7 mins left.

20:17 (IST)13 Dec 2018
GOAL! Netherlands 2-1 India

Fourth PC of the match does the trick for the Dutch! Van Der Weerden hit it dead straight, Sreejesh wrong footed and the ball found the target. 

20:15 (IST)13 Dec 2018
Frustrations for both teams

Netherlands have a goal disallowed because the ball hit the foot of the goalscorer. Seconds later, Simranjeet swivels his way into the D by the right byline, he puts the ball square but no one is able to meet it. Any kind of contact would have resulted in a goal. 12 mins left, Q4

20:09 (IST)13 Dec 2018

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20:07 (IST)13 Dec 2018
End of third quarter

Ball send in from the left, Neelakantha foot comes in the way and the ball is deflected to Mandeep on the goalmouth. Free hit, Netherlands. That also turns out to be the final act of the quarter. 

20:06 (IST)13 Dec 2018
Exchanging possession

India try to counter but lose the ball rather cheapy, the ball goes back to the Indian half where Brinkman is fouled, nothing comes from the free hit. 

20:04 (IST)13 Dec 2018
Green card for Hardik

India temporarily down to 10 men with 3 mins left in the third quarter. A nasty tackle that was a reaction to losing the ball. 

20:00 (IST)13 Dec 2018
Chance for India

Surendra with a beauty of an aerial pass, Lalit gets to it, passes into the D where Dilpreet is as free as a soaring eagle, he can't reach the ball and it bounces out. 6 mins left in Q3

19:58 (IST)13 Dec 2018
Netherlands have more possessions

But it is all looking a little ugly now. The game is not flowing as freely as it did in the first half and a number of fouls accross the park. 8 mins left in Q3.

19:55 (IST)13 Dec 2018
Consecutive PCs for Netherlands

Netherlands win three back-to-back PC's and India block away all of them. There seemed to be a fourth one on the away but the ball had hit the knee of Amit Rohidas. Free hit India, 11 mins left in Q3

19:53 (IST)13 Dec 2018
Chance for India

Rohidas with a ball in from midfield towards goal, Dutch keeper Blaak blocks it, don't know if there was a touch from Akashdeep on it or not. 

19:51 (IST)13 Dec 2018
Early PC in 2nd half for the Dutch

But that comes to nothing. India manage to block it effectively. Once again, the two teams cancel each other out. Rohidas was the man who put the block in for Verga's drag flick. 

19:49 (IST)13 Dec 2018
Harendra Singh speaks

The coach reckons that India need to control their emotions. "There are a lot of space we are getting in the back. The boys have to control the ball slightly better I think they are in a bit of a hurry so they have to control their emotions."

India vs Netherlands Hockey Live Score, Hockey World Cup 2018: Netherlands are one of the strongest teams in the World Cup. (PTI Photo)

India vs Netherlands, Hockey World Cup 2018 quarter-final highlights: India began their campaign by defeating South Africa 5-0 before drawing 2-2 with tournament favourites Belgium. They then gave another confident performance to defeat Canada 5-1 in their final pool match to emerge at the top and gain direct entry into quarterfinals.

Netherlands, too, started in roaring fashion with a 7-0 smashing of Malaysia but their quest to possibly top the pool was denied by Germany who won 4-1. In the final group game, Netherlands came out 5-1 victorious over Pakistan. Needed to play the crossover, Netherlands dispatched Canada 5-0 to make it forward.