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India vs Netherlands Women's Hockey Olympics 2021: Netherlands beats India 5-1

Netherlands beat India 5-1: Commentary & updates from Women's Hockey Olympics 2021
Updated: 24 July 2021 19:02 IST - Published: July, 24 2021 04:44 PM IST
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That will be all from Sportskeeda's live blog as India's challenge in Day 1 comes to an end. Good night but don't forget to join us tomorrow. 
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These are the player stats from the match.
Four different players scored for the Dutch.
It was a tough outing for Team India
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The stats at the end of the match. 

The match was dominated by the Dutch
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Full-time: India 1-5 Netherlands

Albers gave the Netherlands the lead but India equalized through Rani Rampal. While the scoreline after second-quarter remained 1-1, Netherlands came out with all guns blazing in the third quarter and India had no chances. They scored three goals before adding another one in the final quarter. India will be disappointed with the loss and need to get their act together in the other matches of their Pool. 
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60' India 1-5 Netherlands

There goes the full-time hooter and the Netherlands gets a comfortable win. The contest was expected to be one-sided in favor of the World No.1 and the World No.10 India proved to be no match for them. 
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59' India 1-5 Netherlands

It is 3 vs 3 for the Netherlands but before a Dutch attacker can get a shot, one of the Indian defenders gets her stick in place to get the ball out of play. It became nearly a tennis scoreline there. 
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58' India 1-5 Netherlands

Fitness and rotation of players have been the key difference in the game. While the Indian players look tired, it seems as if the Netherlands can play another quarter or two of hockey here in Tokyo. 
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55' India 1-5 Netherlands

One of the Indian attackers fires a shot from outside the box from a wide angle hoping to get a foot or a deflection. But, the Dutch defenders stop the ball. Possession change hands. 
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54' India 1-5 Netherlands

India penetrates forward but like all night long, it gets thwarted again without a shot in place. 
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52' India 1-5 Netherlands. GOAL!

Routine trap and shot as the ball fires into the goalkeeper's bottom left. Caia Jacqueline van Maasakker gets the goal. 
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52' PENALTY CORNER TO NETHERLANDS! India 1-4 Netherlands

The referee thinks one of the Indian defenders deliberately flicked the ball out of play. And, India can't even appeal that as they have lost all their review. 
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51' Netherlands 4-1 India

One of the Dutch attackers went past two defenders with ease but an Indian defender got a stick to it in the last minute. 
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50' Netherlands 4-1 India

The Dutch nearly extended their lead. One of their attackers tried to flick the ball into the goal and the goalkeeper was caught off-guarded. Luckily for India, the shot was inches wide. OHH!
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48' Netherlands 4-1 India

Four passes and the Netherlands move from their defense to attack. However, they lose the ball eventually. That was magnificent hockey!
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The stats at the end of 3rd quarter. The Dutch have started dominating now. 

The stats clearly show that the Netherlands are dominating.
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PEEP! The 4th quarter is underway. 
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3rd Quarter: Netherlands 4-1 India

Complete dominance from the Netherlands. They have piled up more bodies upfront and got their due reward. India have no answer to this strong Dutch side. 
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45' GOAL! India 1-4 Netherlands

Matla Frederique goes through the left hand side of the pitch before smashing the shot through the legs of the goalkeeper. So, much power in that shot!
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43' India 1-3 Netherlands. GOAL!

The world class Dutch side forays forward through their right side with ease. There was only one defender and she gets past her. A back pass and Albers Felice score another goal as she makes no mistake after getting the better of the defender. 
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INDIA LOSE THEIR REFERRAL! They never looked convinced even while appealing. The video umpire confirms that there was no body block.  
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INDIA TAKE THE REFERRAL! India don't look convincing but the referee has already blown her whistle. She says I have to take it. What do you want? One of the attackers replies body block inside the circle. 
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41' India 1-2 Netherlands

India forays forward but they get nothing but a long corner. The Dutch have thwarted the Indian plans so far in the game. 
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39' India 1-2 Netherlands

India have had just one shot in the game so far while Netherlands have had seven opportunities through open play. That tells everything!
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38' India 1-2 Netherlands

One of the Dutch players goes past two Indian defenders through the left hand side with ease before giving a back pass to her teammate. However, the final shot is blocked by the host of Indian defenders upfront. 
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35' Netherlands 2-1 India

India are struggling to cope up with the quick play from the Dutch. They are all left behind. 
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34' Netherlands 2-1 India! GOAL!

The Dutch finally score. They aim towards the bottom right but it takes a deflection from Nisha's stick and ricochets into the top left corner. No chance whatsoever for India to save that one. Margot van Geffen gets the goal.
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DECISION OVERTURNED! Netherlands win a penalty corner. 
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33' India 1-1 Netherlands. The Dutch take a referral. 

They are claiming dangerous play as they believe the stick was high in the air inside the penalty box. 
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32' India 1-1 Netherlands

One pass penetrates the entire Indian defense and the Dutch have a shot at goal. But, the goalkeeper gets a foot to it. Danger averted!
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And, the third quarter is underway. 
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Half-time Analysis:

India have defended in numbers and maintained their composure at the back apart from the goal they conceded. It has been a one-way traffic in the game so far in Netherlands' favour. However, Rani Rampal's goal should inspire her fellow teammates to maintain the scoreline or even pick up a victory. 
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The Netherlands have maintained their dominance over India over the years. Here is the head-to-head record of the two teams. Can India finally beat the Netherlands? Stay tuned to find out.

The dutch have had the upper hand against India (PC: FIH)
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Here are the stats at the end of the first half.

India have been successful at keeping the dutch at bay from penalty corners
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2nd Quarter: India 1-1 Netherlands

After two goals in the first quarter, both sides fail to find the back of the net in the next fifteen minutes. India will consider themselves lucky if they get a draw against World No. 1. They have been on the backfoot throughout and whenever they surged forward, the Dutch defenders regained possession with ease. 
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30' India 1-1 Netherlands

Into the final minute of the quarter and India are holding the ball in the corner. They want to see this half out and come with a new plan after the change of sides. 
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28' India 1-1 Netherlands

One of the Dutch attackers muscles through an Indian defender. The difference in physicality is proving to be key here. 
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25' India 1-1 Netherlands

India attack through their right but the Dutch defenders win the ball back again with ease. Although the scorelines are level, India are clearly on the backfoot. 
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24' India 1-1 Netherlands

OHH! The Dutch aim for the goalkeeper's bottom left and it hits the upright. India had no chance. The Women in Blue survive. 
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24' India 1-1 Netherlands. Penalty corner to Netherlands again!

Can the Dutch make it count finally? They have missed multiple opportunities in the past. 
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23' Netherlands 1-1 India

Netherlands' Laura Nunnink gets a green card. She is out of the field for two minutes. Can India capitalize on it?
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22' India 1-1 Netherlands

The Dutch aim towards the goalkeeper's bottom right but she manages to get her foot just in time to prevent the goal. 
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22' India 1-1 Netherlands. Penalty corner to Netherlands

Dangerous play adjudged by the referee
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21' India 1-1 Netherlands! Penalty corner to Netherlands

The ball hits the foot of an Indian defender. 
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