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Heartbreak for India with 0-3 Loss to Netherlands in Semifinal of Junior Women’s World Cup

The Indian girls’s hockey crew’s dream run within the FIH Junior World Cup got here to a screeching halt after it suffered a 0-Three defeat to three-time champions, the Netherlands within the semifinals, in Potchefstroom on Sunday.

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India, whose greatest end within the event got here within the 2013 version the place they completed as bronze medallists, had been eying a maiden berth within the summit conflict of the occasion.

The crew thus far produced top quality hockey to march into the last-four spherical unbeaten.

But it was to not be because the Netherlands scored three area objectives via Tessa Beetsma (12th minute), Luna Fokke (53rd) and Jip Dicke (54th) to emerge winners and sail into the their fourth consecutive last.

Contrary to the end result, the Indians began on a vibrant notice and dominated the early share of exchanges.

Mumtaz Khan, India’s highest scorer within the event thus far with six objectives, got here near giving her aspect the lead early on however her shot from skipper Salima Tete’s go hit the put up.

The Indians pressed onerous on the Dutch aim within the first quarter and secured as many as three penalty corners however they failed in last execution.

The Netherlands scored towards the run of play within the 12th minute via a implausible area effort from Beetsma, in what has been described as one of the best aim of the event because it concerned as many as 20 passes.


The aim modified the complexion of the match utterly as from there on the Dutch took management of the proceedings and put the Indian defence underneath strain with relentless raids, which included three unsuccessful penalty nook.

After the change of ends, the Dutch utterly dominated the proceedings and the Indians had been content material in enjoying the ready sport, defending in numbers and simply ready for the chance to counter-attack.

But each the groups failed of their ploy because the third quarter didn’t produce any objectives.

The Dutch prolonged their lead within the 53rd minute via Fokke’s reverse hit previous India custodian Bichu Devi Kharibam after receiving an excellent cross-field go from Noor Omrani.

A minute later, the Netherlands actually took the sport away from the Indians with one other area strike via Dicke, who deflected residence a Beetsma reverse hit.

From there on, it was subsequent to unimaginable for the Indians because the Dutch continued to dominate to take the sport away and seal their place within the last.

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