Hockey World Cup 2018: Netherlands 5-0 Canada

Netherlands defeats Canada 5-in their cross-over match of the 2018 Hockey World Cup from Bhubaneswar's Kalinga stadium and will face India in the quarterfinals.

A general view of the Kalinga stadium, the venue of the 2018 Hockey World Cup.   -  Getty Images

Hello and welcome to Sportstar’s coverage of the 2018 Hockey World Cup game between Netherlands and Canada.

 

We will have a report of the game up soon. Until then, check our Hockey World Cup section for news, interview, videos and more. We will be back tomorrow with live coverage of quarterfinal games.

Man of the match: Canada's keeper David Carter picks up the award. Let in five goals but he wasn't at fault for any of them. If there's one person on the Canadian team who doesn't deserve to lose, it him. Disappointing as a team but on a personal level he was very very good.

FULL TIME Netherlands puts five past Canada to progress to the quarterfinals where it will take on India on Wednesday in what can be a very good game.

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58' Two minutes into the game and Netherlands go on a very very quick counter which ends with the ball in the goal. FIFTH GOAL FOR NETHERLANDS! Thijs van Dam gets a hat-trick.

54' Kemperman, who has been very eager to get his name on the score sheet, looks disappointed with that decision. Understandable but it was a good call by the video referee.

53' A fifth goal for Netherlands. Or not? The referee takes a referral to make sure it was a clean goal. And the goal is struck off. Kemperman fell to the ground and in the process he knocks the out of a defender's hand, which is why the goal was ruled out.

 

50' Kemperman gets to the baseline but he is stopped in his tracks by two Canadian defenders and Tupper.

47' Canada has an urgency in its play now but lacks cohesion. Multiple passes go astray in the opening minutes of the final quarter. Netherlands, on the other hand, seems eager to score more goals. Especially Hertzberger.

45' Third quarter come to an end with Netherlands in a comfortable position. Barring an amazing comeback from Canada, it is 15 minutes away from a very interesting quarterfinal clash with India.

41' FOURTH GOAL FOR NETHERLANDS! Kemperman weaves his way into the Candian circle and scoops a pass to Brinkman, who taps the ball into an open goal.

 

40' Third goal for Netherlands! Thijs van Dam gets his second of the game.

37' Another miss from a penalty corner for Netherlands. 22 penalty corners in this tournament and only 4 converted. As we type this, it wins another penalty corner. 23rd one and missed again.

37' Netherlands asks for a referral for a penalty corner and replys show that it was a good call. It keeps the referral and wins the call. Can it make this count? It doesn't have a good record in the tournament.

35' The tempo that Netherlands showed in the Pool stage is missing here. Despite that it has taken a two goal lead against Canada. The match against India, if it goes through, will be very interesting.

33' Sander di Wijn is down on the floor injured. Replays show that he stretched a little too hard. He receives treatment but it looks like he can not continue anymore.

 

31' Netherlands steals possession and goes on an attack, which ends with Hertzberger's shot being defended.

31' Canada gets the second half going. It has an uphill battle if it wants to progress to the nest round.

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30' Second quarter comes to an end and Netherlands takes a 2-0 lead into the break.

26' Hertzberger thumps one in on the turn but Tupper is alert and makes a simple block.

22' Canada and Pakistan's defending is on opposite ends of the spectrum. Unlike Pakistan, the whole team falls back very quickly to defend an attack. That the Dutch managed two goals despite that is a different story.

20' Canada's resolute defending in the first quarter seems like a thing of the past now. All the hard work undone in three minutes.

19' And as we type that, Netherlands scores! Thijs van Dam turns his marker and smacks one in. Clean and crisp strike which went in before Tupper could react.

18' Max Caldas did not look like a happy man in the break and Netherlands wastefulness in possession explains why.

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17' Netherlands wins a penalty stroke and it fails to make it count! Scott Tupper pulls off a good save with his left foot. Jeroen Hertzberger, normally so reliable, fails to make it 2-0.

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16' GOAL! Netherlands takes the lead. A quick attack sees Glenn Schuurman in possession on the right and he passes to Jorrit Croon who smashes it into the goal.

Second quarter begins

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15' Netherlands wins a penalty corner at the end of the first quarter. Mink can der Weerden takes it and, as expected, he goes high but it sails comfortably over the goal.  That's the final action of the first quarter.

13' Canada is doing very well to hold its own against the might Netherlands. Its defence is giving the attackers a platform to build on and they are doing well to stretch Netherlands at the back regularly. This is in stark contrast to what we saw from Pakistan in the first game.

10' Quick counter sees Bob de Voogd with possession inside the Canadian circle. He turns and smashes the ball on target but David Carter comes off his line very quickly and blocks the shot. Takes a knock on the helmet but keeps the score level.

 

9' Canada has done well in the opening 10 minutes, especially considering it is facing a team that ahs scored 16 goals in the tournament so far.

5' The ball bounces off Jorrit Croon's bat and onto his face. That was a nasty blow. He's down injured but gets up and looks good to continue.

4' Robbert Kemperman finds his way into the Canadian circle and passes to Billy Bakker, who shoots just wide. That was the first good chance of the game.

3' Both teams matching each other in the opening minutes, unlike the first game of the day.

1' Netherlands gets the match underway. One team is 60 minutes away from a quaterfinal meeting with the host country while the other will go home.

• The winner of this game will take on India in a match scheduled for 4.45 p.m IST on December 13.

• Here's how both the teams lineup today.

 

• For the first time in the Hockey World Cup, teams not qualifying for the knockout stage will board return flights much before the end of the showpiece event.

Since the International Hockey Federation has done away with the classification matches following the format adopted at the 2016 Rio Olympics, the tournament, which entered the knockout stage yesterday, has no relevance for sides finishing fourth and last in their respective pools. Similarly, teams losing their crossover and quarterfinal matches will also prefer to fly back home.

You can read more on that over here.

• In yesterday’s crossover matches, England and France progressed to the quarterfinals with wins over New Zealand and China respectively. Here’s the report on both those games.

• Earlier today, Belgium defeated Pakistan 5-0 to progress to the quarterfinals. Here is how that match unfolded.

• Netherlands and Canada go head-to-head in the final cross-over game of the 2018 Hockey World Cup.