Hockey players reach world cup final after shoot-outs against defending champion Australia

The Dutch hockey players have qualified for the final of the world cup in the Indian Bhubaneswar. The team of coach Max Caldas defeated in the final four with defending champions Australia after shoot-outs, after the match in regular time at 2-2 it ended.

Glenn Schuurman opened after ten minutes the score for the Orange. In the twentieth minute doubled Seve van Ass, the margin, after which Tim Howard midway through the second half for the aansluitingstreffer made.

In the final stage, came to Australia at the same height by a goal from Eddie Ockenden, after which shoot-outs, the decision to bring. The Netherlands 4-3 the strongest.

With the win took the reigning European champion revenge for the defeat four years ago in The Hague. When was the final 6-1 lost to Australia.

The netherlands take over the Sunday in the final against Belgium. ‘The Red Lions’ drew earlier on Saturday in the other semi-final showdown with 6-0 against England.

The Dutch hockey players can in Bhubaneswar for the fourth time the title of world conquer. In 1973, 1990 and 1998 was Orange all the strongest.

Goalkeeper Pirmin Blaak is the centerpiece of the celebrations. (Photo: ProShots)

Orange comes after a ten-minute lead

In the semi-final was Australia great start, but it took the formation of Caldas, the director in the first quarter. That resulted in the tenth minute in the opening goal of Schuurman.

Jonas de Geus passed three Australians in a brilliant action on the right wing and gave the ball on a silver platter to Schuurman, who simply binnentikte. Shortly after that was Orange close to 2-0 when a cross from Billy Baker via the stick of Mirco Pruyser on the pole landed.

In the second quarter kept prevented Pirmin Blaak with a number of stunning saves that the defending champion to score came. On the other hand, it was in the twentieth minute touch when a ball Of Ass by an Australian own-goal was worked.

Joy in Orange after the last Australian shoot-out. ()

Australia forces shoot-outs off

The netherlands came shortly after peace any time with ten man when Valentin Verga a yellow card was given, but Australia did not take advantage of the numbers situation.

At the end of the third quarter made the ‘Kookaburras’ yet the aansluitingstreffer. Howard found the goal from a penalty corner and brought with it the tension back.

Australia was in the slotkwart a number of times close to the end, but Blaak kept his team was initially on the leg. Just before time was the reigning world champion still alongside, when a shot from Ockenden via Schuurman by the legs of Blaak went.

In the shoot-outs, the Netherlands made the still. After both teams twice had missed, was Jeroen Hertzberger certainly is accurate and saved Blaak on the sixth shoot-out from Daniel Beale.

See also:
Results and program of world cup hockey for men

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