INDIA VS NETHERLANDS HOCKEY MATCH RIO 2016 PREVIEW
Final Score : IND 1 – 2 NET (Netherlands won). Next Match – India vs Canada 9.00pm IST Friday 12th August 2016.
Also Read – Standings Hockey Rio 2016
India will play Netherlands in their fourth match of the Group B Rio Olympics Hockey tournament on Thursday. India has already won two matches – one against Ireland 3-2 and 2-1 against Argentina. But, their one defeat came against Germany by 1-2.
India are placed in group of death – Group B along with Ireland, Netherlands, Germany, Argentina and Canada. Total four teams will qualify from this group to the quarter finals.
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INDIA VS NETHERLANDS HOCKEY RIO 2016 MATCH TIME, DATE AND VENUE
India vs. Netherlands hockey match will start at 10.00am Local Time in brazil and 06.30pm India Time IST on August 11, 2016 – Thursday evening. The match will be played at Deodoro Olympic Park, in Rio – Brazil.
INDIA VS NETHERLANDS RIO 2016 HOCKEY MATCH LIVE SCORE AND LIVE STREAMING
Live telecast between India and Netherlands hockey match will be available on Star sports 1, Star sports 2, Star sports 3 and Star sports 4 TV channels in India. Live streaming between India vs Netherlands hockey game will be available on starsports.com and hotstar.com.
Apart from this, BBC One, BBC Four & Red Button will also telecast live match in UK. In Netherlands, NOS channel will telecast live match.
INDIA VS. Netherlands HOCKEY RIO TEAM / SQUAD
Indian Hockey squad for Rio 2016 – Goalkeepers : PR Sreejesh (captain) ; Defenders : VR Raghunath, Harmanpreet Singh, Rupinder Pal Singh, Kothajit Singh, Surendar Kumar ; Midfielders : Sardar Singh, Manpreet Singh, SK Uthappa, Danish Mujtaba, Devender Walmiki and Chinglenana Singh; Forwards : Akashdeep Singh, SV Sunil (vice captain), Ramandeep Singh and Nikkin Thimmaiah.
Indian Hockey Team Head Coach : Roelant Oltmans.
Netherlands Hockey Squad for Rio 2016: Seve van Ass,Sander Baart, Billy Bakker, Jorrit Croon, Jeroen Hertzberger, Rogier Hofman, Robert van der Horst (Captain), Robbert Kempermanm, Mirco Pruyser, Glenn Schuurman, Jaap Stockmann (GK), Hidde Turkstra, Valentin Verga, Bob de Voogd, Mink van der Weerden, and Sander de Wij.
Netherlands Hockey Team Head coach: Max Caldas.
2016 RIO HOCKEY MATCH INDIA V NETHERLANDS MATCH NEWS
The Dutch (Netherlands) team is currently unbeatable team in the Group B till now and are ranked 2nd in the FIH rankings. Netherlands played a draw against Argentina 3-3 in their first match at Rio and won against Ireland 5-0 & against Canada 7-0. Holland (Netherlands) is also the silver medalist from London Olympics 2012 where they were defeated by defending champions Germany.
Dutch team is known for their fine midfield and defence tactics and India have play quite well to surpass their defence. For Indian hockey team, a lot of things against Holland will depend upon their wall P.R Sreejesh who has done excellent work till now and penalty specialists – Rupinder Pal Singh and V.R Raghunath. Apart from this experience of Sardar Singh in the mid-field will come handy in this crucial match.
The higher we finish in the points table, the lesser ranked team will play with us from the other pool,” PR Sreejesh said.
INDIA Vs HOLLAND (NETHERLANDS) HOCKEY MATCH RIO PREDICTION
This one is tough one to call, with both teams playing excellent hockey. 5th ranked India will play against 2nd ranked Netherlands and win predictor says India will break the jinx of Dutch team in their 4th match of Rio Olympics and win by 3-2.
For live score and live commentary of match between Netherlands vs India hockey, stay tuned to playcaper.com on Thursday at 6.30pm IST!