FIH: India And Netherlands Males Off To Successful Begin In Bhubaneswar | Hockey World Information

The Netherlands males obtained the second mini-tournament of the FIH Hockey Professional League in Bhubaneswar, India off to an ideal begin with an emphatic 5-1 victory over Eire.

Within the second match of the day, a dominant second quarter noticed dwelling aspect India getting the higher of the Crimson Sticks, beating the Spanish aspect 4-1.


(Males’s) Eire 1 – 5 Netherlands

 Floris Wortelboer celebrated his 100th cap for the Netherlands in a hard-fought 5-1 win over Eire. The Dutch stamped their authority on the match early, urgent excessive and making use of immense strain on the Irish defence. Tjep Hoedemakers opened the scoring off a brief nook variation within the 12th minute, deflecting a rocketed move over the postman’s head from a metre extensive of aim. Jorrit Croon made it two within the 21st minute, swatting in a rebound off Jamie Carr’s masks after Joep de Mol had opened up the defence with nice acceleration alongside the baseline. Eire had some good alternatives, however missed a penalty nook after which clattered one into the upright from open play to path 2-0 at half-time.

The third quarter served up loads of motion. Carr made two good saves for Eire earlier than Jip Janssen scored his 50th aim for the Netherlands from a penalty stroke within the 35th minute. Inside a minute Lee Cole responded for Eire with a penalty stroke from a foul that resulted in a Dutch participant receiving a 10-minute yellow card. The Netherlands’ issues grew worse after they had been decreased to 9 males with a inexperienced card three minutes later. This prompted the Irish to press arduous however they couldn’t convert from two penalty corners, Pirmin Blaak making a superb save because the quarter got here to an finish. The Netherlands regained management within the remaining quarter, Janssen scoring his second from a drag flick after 52 minutes, and Steijn van Heijningen including one off an unfortunate defender a minute later.


The participant of the match went to Jip Janssen of the Netherlands who mentioned: “It’s rewarding, I believe a superb win. The nook is a crew recreation so I believe we’re fairly proud of the results of that at this time, so due to my injectors and stoppers for making it straightforward for me.”

(Males’s) India 4 – 1 Spain 

India thrilled their dwelling crowd with a superb 4-1 win over Spain. The groups had been equally matched within the opening quarter, India having a slight edge courtesy of a Harmanpreet Singh drag flick within the seventh minute and a few wonderful work in aim by Parattu Raveendran Sreejesh. The Indians turned up the warmth within the second quarter, testing the superb Luis Calzado in aim repeatedly and successful 5 penalty corners in simply 4 minutes. Harmanpreet Singh slotted in a penalty stroke within the 20th minute after his drag flick struck the postman on the road, and Jugraj Singh added a drag flick within the 24th minute for a 3-0 Indian lead at half-time.

Spain got here again within the third quarter, a robust circle carry from Enrique Gonzales incomes a penalty stroke for skipper Marc Miralles to bury within the 34th minute. They went on to dominate the quarter however had been denied by an distinctive Indian defence. Spain wanted one thing early within the remaining quarter they usually went after it, however India hit them on the break within the 50th minute, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay lashing in a one-touch reverse shot off a move that deflected to him in clear area.

The participant of the match was India’s Harmanpreet Singh who mentioned: “I believe we began very nicely. That is our first match on this 12 months and I believe the way in which we began, we attempt to hold the identical issues that we’re doing proper now, and attempt to push our limits extra.”


High Scorer Armband

To have fun the gifted goal-scorers all through the season the FIH has launched the High Scorer Armband, which is being worn by the main goal-scorers within the males’s and ladies’s competitions within the present season, as a visible mark for the followers, and for the gamers to put on proudly, match after match.

Present High Scorers:

Girls – Yibbi Jansen (NED) (11 objectives)

Males – Jip Janssen (NED) (3 objectives)


To see the present standings within the FIH Hockey Professional League, click on right here. 

FIH Hockey Professional League – 10 February 2024

Kalinga Hockey Stadium, Bhubaneswar, India (IND)


Consequence: Match 7 (M)

Eire 1 – 5 Netherlands

Participant of the match: Jip Janssen (NED)

Umpires: Raghu Prasad (IND), James Unkles (AUS), Zeke Newman (AUS-video) 


Consequence: Match 8 (M)

India 4 – 1 Spain

Participant of the match: Harmanpreet Singh (IND)

Umpires: Rawi Anbananthan (MAS), Zeke Newman (AUS), James Unkles (AUS-video)

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