Will Indian hockey team make a mark in quarter-final stage

Since 1975, India has never managed to make it past the quarterfinal stage in the World Cup. The Indian side have never defeated the Netherlands in any Hockey World Cup match. On Thursday, the new and energized team will look forward to get a historic win in the quarter-finals against the Netherlands. It’s been 43 long years India is waiting for World Cup. So far Netherlands and India came face to face for 105 times and out of that India have won 33, lost 48, whereas rest of the matches ended in draws.

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This Quarterfinal match will begin at 7:00 pm IST. You can watch the match on Star Sports Network or on Doordarshan. It would be really exciting to see our National team lifting the Hockey World Cup, but before that we have to make an extra effort to mark a win over Netherlands.

Out of last 6 meets in the quadrennial event, the Netherlands have defeated Indian side five times and one match ended as a draw.

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Out of last 6 meets in the quadrennial event, the Netherlands have defeated Indian side five times and one match ended as a draw. As per the data it is proved that winning against Netherlands is going to be quite difficult for the Indian side, but it seems to be possible as per the previous pervious performance of this new team. As per the rankings the Netherlands is in the fourth position and India is just a position below it, this makes this match more interesting one to watch.

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It would be a huge match for the Indian team as the whole tournament is happening in the home ground and the team is pretty strong. Eyes would be on the captain to figure out how he is tackling the tough situations in the ground. It’s time for Team India to proof all the previous records wrong and bring the Hockey world cup after 43 years.

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