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India 1-3 Netherlands,HWL Hockey World League Semi final 2017, As It Happened

India 1-3 Netherlands, FULL TIME
Updated: 20 June 2017 20:16 IST - Published: 20 June 2017 20:17 IST
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Thank you for joining us. It has again been a pleasure. Join us again on Thursday at the tournament reaches the knock out stages. 

Till then, goodbye and good night.

This is Souvik Roy Chowdhury bidding adieu. 
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The quarter-finals will be held on Thursday (22nd June).
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IND will face the team that finishes third in POOL A in the Quarter Finals -  which seems to be a fight between Malaysia and China.

<Current Pool A standings>


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<POOL B standings as of now: >
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But that is overturned. 

IND lose their final pool game. Really good performance from the Netherlands. India will have a lot to do as they head back to the drawing board. 

So IND finish second in group B.
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The hooter goes but IND wants a referral.

Again for the five-metre infringement.
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60' - Last gasp from IND. But it's not going to be enough.
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59' - Brilliant from Chinglesana. Ball from Pardeep Mor was difficult but he controlled it and then gets it past two Dutch midfielders.
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58' - HARMANPREEET!

Great shot towards the top corner and an equally brilliant save from van der VEN.
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57' -  AKASHDEEEP! Nearly. Great instinct but can't get it beyond the keeper who was off his line quick.

But he gets the rebound and looks to play it over the keeper but is fouled and IND get a PC!
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56' -  IND get a free hit in a dangerous area. But they have to go back.
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56' - The last few minutes and IND need a goal now.
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55' -  Sander Baart with the effort there. But the IND get that away with ease.
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55' - PC for NED!

Ball thrashed from the right from the Dutch and that seems to have come off the foot from Surender.

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54' -  IND on the charge. Mandeep on the right baseline but he can't past the three Dutch defenders.

And they clear away.
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53' -  WHAT A BALL!

Sumeet to Surender who produces a great ball. Two IND forwards dive forward but can't get the decisive touch. 
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51' -  IND on the charge but a brilliant tackle sees the ball turnover.
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50' -  SAVED!

That was travelling. Low and to the right of the keeper but he van der VEN gets down and produces and brilliant stick save.
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50' -  PC for IND!

And yellow card to the Dutchman. Push on the back of SV Sunil punished there.
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49' - Akashdeep down the left. Gets SV Sunil who puts the ball in and gets IND a long corner.
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48' - Surender seems to be miffed. But the decision doesn't cost IND!
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48' - NED on the charge and Van Dam finds Schuurman. He gets down the left but his ball from the left is too high.
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47' - Sander de Wejn steals the ball from Manpreet and then a back stick from Harjeet gives away another free hit.
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Final quarter underway and the Dutch gets us underway.
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And the third quarter comes to an end.
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45' -  Lifted by Akashdeep from the back but that has too much for Kothajit to get to.
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44' -  Poor from IND. Lost concentration and a mistrap results. NED have the ball back.
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And NED lose their referral. Pruijse wanted the ball on the foot but the video referee has given the ball to IND courtesy of an obstruction from the forward.
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43' - And a referral from the Dutch now as they think they feel have a case for a Penalty Corner.


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42' - Kemperman and De Wijn milking it in the middle.

Culminates in a save from Dahiya.
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40' -  SV Sunil on the run now. Down the right. Plays it from the right and into the middle.

But the Dutch are there at the back.
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39' -  IND on the charge from the left.

Ramandeep leads the charge and he finds Akashdeep. who looks for a foot. But can't.
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38' -  NED on the front foot again.

Shot in the reverse from Kellerman. Takes a deflection and the Dutch have a long corner.
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37' -  IND break and Mandeep is one on one with the goalkeeper. But he can't make his mind up and thrashes it straight at the keeper.
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35' - A great spell of possession from NED. 
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34' -  Surender Kumar is tested and he comes up trumps. But a long corner ensues.
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34' -  IND struggling to get past the halfway line here as NED really applying the pressure with a man's advantage.
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33' -  SAVED!

The numerical advantage is showing and Kemperman takes a shot. But Dahiya is equal to the task.
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32' -  Shot on the turn.

Comes from Kellerman who gets the ball Pruijser. But that is well wide.
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31 ' - Bakker thrashes it in but out for a long corner.

Another ball thrashed in but wide.
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31 ' - YELLOW CARD for Sardar Singh. 5 minute penalty now.

Lost the ball cheaply and then a clumsy tackle ensued.
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And we are off! Can INDIA come back! 30 minutes and you will have the answer.
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The players are back on the pitch and we are ready to rock and roll within a few minutes.
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India have had just four shots in the first half but that last goal from Akashdeep just showed how a moment's magic can turn the game on its head.

IND will like to go back in history as they were trailing the Dutch 2-0 in but came back within the space of 12 minutes with goals from Ramandeep Singh and Rupinder Pal Singh.
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That's it all over for the first half. 

IND trail NED 1-3 after the first 30 minutes.
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30' -  NEARLY!

IND nearly with the second in the space of three minutes. 

Thrashed in again from the right. And Ramandeep had take a good position at the back post. But he just had too much to do with one hand on the stick and having been beyond the far post.
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28' -  AKAAASHDEEEPPP!!

World Class from the forward. The ball is thrashed in from the right. Akashdeep's first touch had left him with his back to the goal. But he has the presence of mind to hit that between his legs and into the ground -  which lifted the ball over the rushing keeper.
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27' -  SAVED!

Akashdeep with the shot. On the reverse but the Dutch keeper is there.
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27' - SV Sunil gets a free hit. IND look to go forward.
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