World Hockey League Semi-Finals: India to lock horns against Netherlands in final pool encounter

20 June 2017, 12:36 PM
Indian Hockey Team - File Photo
Indian Hockey Team - File Photo

The Indian men’s hockey team will lock horns against world number four Netherlands in their final Pool B clash of the Hockey World League semi-final in London on Tuesday.  

Sixth-ranked India is currently placed at the top position 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 Monday'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.

First Published: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 12:26 PM
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