India lost the dream of winning the World Cup by losing to the Netherlands
For the first time in 43 years, the Indian Hockey team’s dream of winning a medal in the World Cup broke out with a 1-2 loss from the Netherlands in the quarter-finals and the Dutch team’s experience in the match against the aggression was huge on the hosts. Now in the semifinals on December 15, England will face England from Belgium and Australia. Nearly 15,000 spectators at the stunning crowded Kalinga stadium did not leave any stone unturned to the Indian team by placing slogans of ‘Chak De India’, ‘Jai Hind’ and ‘Come On India’. Star cricketer Virender Sehwag also reached the match to watch the match.
The Indian team performed as expected, but in the 50th minute the goal scored by Van Der Waerden Mink on penalty corners prevented him from making history. In the 12th minute, Akashdeep Singh scored the first goal for India, while Thierry Brinkman scored the equalizer in the 15th minute for the Netherlands.
The three-time champion and the last runner-up to the Netherlands were held by the Indians on par with the 50th minute. The Indian Defenders did not allow many of the finest forward movements of the Dutch forward row, especially performing the best. The Indian team said several attacks in the first quarter, playing aggressive hockey from the very first minute. In the third minute, Lalit Upadhyay, with a ball from Hardik Singh, gave a cross to Akashdeep inside the circle, which could not trap him.