MeraNews Network, Odisha: India will clash with the mighty Dutch in the quarterfinals of the Men's Hockey World Cup at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar today (Thursday). The match is slated to begin at 4:30 PM in the evening.
India had directly qualified to the last-8 stage after topping Group-C with two wins and a draw. The Netherlands, on the other hand, made it to the quarterfinals after beating Canada, 5-0 in the cross-over game. In India’s last encounter with the Netherlands, the match had ended in a draw in the Champions Trophy.
In the other quarter-final, Germany will face Belgium at 7:00 PM in the evening. Germany had ended as Pool-D toppers, while Belgium defeated Pakistan, 5-0 to seal a quarterfinal berth. Today's matches will determine the final two semi-final places. Wednesday evening, two-time defending champions Australia and England entered the last-4 stage after winning their quarterfinal games.