FIH Pro League LIVE: Netherlands beat India 4-1 in SHOOT-OUT: CHeck Highlights

FIH Pro League LIVE – India vs Netherlands Hockey LIVE: The Netherlands survived a last-minute scare from India to win a thrilling encounter in Rotterdam. After Harmanpreet Singh forced a shootout with a last-second goal from a penalty corner, the Netherlands blew India away in the shootout with a 4-1 win. India failed to convert two in the shootout as the Dutch team retained the Top Spot in the Pro League. Follow FIH Pro League LIVE Updates with InsideSport.IN

It was the Netherlands who took the lead in the 10th minute. Derck de Vilder created the opportunity with some brilliant stickwork in the right flank to lay it for Tijmen Reyenga, who dribbled past two Indian defenders before slotting home past Sreejesh.

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FIH Pro League LIVE: Heartbreak for India, Netherlands win 4-1 in SHOOT-OUT after thrilling encounter: Check India vs Netherlands Hockey Highlights

India drew parity in the 22nd minute through another brilliant field goal by Dilpreet Singh from top of the circle. He used the pace of the pass from Varun Kumar to put the ball past Blaak in the bottom left corner.

After a thrilling third quarter, the hosts finally restored the lead in the 46th minute. Bijen Koen put the Netherlands in the lead with a brilliant field goal. But with three consecutive penalty corners with 20 seconds left on the clock, India finally bounced back.

FIH Pro League LIVE: Heartbreak for India, Netherlands win 4-1 in SHOOT-OUT after thrilling encounter: Check India vs Netherlands Hockey Highlights

With 23 seconds left from the final hooter, India earned three consecutive penalty corners, the last of which was converted by Harmanpreet Singh to level the scores at 2-2 and take the match to shoot-out.

But in the shoot-out, the Indians cut a sorry figure as the Netherlands scored from four of the five chances, while only Vivek Sagar Prasad found the net for the visitors.
India and the Netherlands play again against each other in the second match of the double-leg tie on Sunday.

FIH Pro League LIVE: Heartbreak for India, Netherlands win 4-1 in SHOOT-OUT after thrilling encounter: Check India vs Netherlands Hockey Highlights

The win meant, the Netherlands moved one step closer to the title. With 33 points the Netherlands are are currently on top of the FIH Pro League table. India meanwhile is NO. 3 with 30 points.

But the loss does not end India’s chances. If India beat the Netherlands on Sunday and Spain win against the same side, India can claim the title.

India in FIH Pro League – India vs Netherlands LIVE

  • India are currently third in the points table with 30 points from 15 matches.
  • The Netherlands are on top of the standings, amassing 33 points from 13 games.
  • Belgium are second with 31 from 14 games

FIH Pro League LIVE: Heartbreak for India, Netherlands win 4-1 in SHOOT-OUT after thrilling encounter: Check India vs Netherlands Hockey Highlights

FIH Pro League LIVE: How can India win Pro League Title?

  • Despite the loss, India still have a slim chance.
  • A win against the Netherlands on Sunday in regulation will help India bag 33 points from 16 games, equal with the Dutch side.
  • But India will have to win by a good margin.
  • India will also have to hope that the Netherlands lose their two matches against Spain.
  • Belgium will also have to lose against England.
  • If all permutations and combination goes as per plan, India can still lift the title.

FIH Pro League LIVE: Heartbreak for India, Netherlands win 4-1 in SHOOT-OUT after thrilling encounter: Check India vs Netherlands Hockey Highlights

FIH Pro League LIVE: Heartbreak for India, Netherlands win 4-1 in SHOOT-OUT after thrilling encounter: Check India vs Netherlands Hockey Highlights

Indian women vs Argentina LIVE: The Indian Women’s Hockey Team fought its heart out and took down World No 2 Argentina in the first match of their FIH Hockey Pro League 2021/22 tie in Rotterdam.

After the two teams ended the regulation time at 3-3, the Indian side defeated Argentina 2-1 in shootout through goals from Neha and Sonika. Meanwhile, Lalremsiami (4′) and Gurjit Kaur (37′, 51′) were the scorers for India in regulation time, while, Agustina Gorzelany (22′, 37′, 45′) scored a hat-trick for Argentina.

FIH Pro League LIVE: Heartbreak for India, Netherlands win 4-1 in SHOOT-OUT after thrilling encounter: Check India vs Netherlands Hockey Highlights

Men’s FIH Pro League 2021-22: India vs Netherlands schedule and live match times

All times are in Indian Standard Time (IST)

June 18, Saturday: India vs Netherlands: Netherlands beat India 4-1 in shootout

June 19, Sunday: India vs Netherlands – 8:00 PM IST

Where to watch India vs Netherlands Men’s FIH Pro League 2021-22 live in India?

The Men’s FIH Pro League 2021-22 India vs Netherlands matches will be telecast live on the Star Sports First TV channel in India.

Live streaming of the Men’s FIH Hockey Pro League will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.

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