Australia vs Netherlands Match Preview, Team News, Lineups
Hockey Men’s World Cup 2018 | Australia vs Netherlands
Without losing a single game, Australia have blazed their way in a much-anticipated semi-final clash against Netherlands who have made their way in this crucial juncture after defeating the home side India in the quarterfinals.
Australia has been the most dominant side of the competition so far. The reigning champions and world number one side has definitely played to their hike and are just two steps away from yet another World cup glory.
They had a formidable opponent in the form of France in the quarters whom they romped 3-0. Jeremy Hayward was the one who initiated the goal scoring in only the fourth minute if the game via penalty corner. The next two goals were scored in the 19th and 37th minute from Blake Govers and Aran Zalewski respectively.
Aussies who are known for their rusty game got two green cards in the last quarter of the game. Tom Craig and Daniel Beale were the recipients.
The Netherlands have broken the Indian hearts and have made it to the semi-finals of this edition of Hockey World Cup. India, who were eyeing to break the 43 years jinx of contesting in a world cup semi-final has been delayed further.
It wasn’t a night to remember for Jeroen Hertzberger who has been the ace of Dutch goal scoring in this edition, but it was surely a night to remember for Thierry Brinkman and Mink van der Weerden who were the goal scorers in the 15th and 50th minute respectively.
They had all their boxes tick for this contest and with loads of confidence by their side, they will enter the semi-final stage to take on the defending champions.
Let us delve into the AUS vs NED Dream11 predicted seven, team news, and squads;
When: December 15, 07:00 PM, IST
Where: Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar
Australia: Tyler Lovell(GK), Jeremy Hayward, Jake Harvie, Daniel Beale, Andrew Charter, Matthew Swann, Timothy Brand, Tim Howard, Corey Weyer, Trent Mitton, Blake Govers, Jake Whetton, Matthew Dawson, Aran Zalewski, Tom Craig, Eddie Ockenden, Flynn Ogilvie, Dylan Wotherspoon.
Netherlands: Pirmin Blaak(GK), Jeroen Hertzberger, Robbert Kemperman, Mink van der Weerden, Sander Baart, Bob de Voogd, Floris Wortelboer, Valentin Verga, Thijs van Dam, Jonas de Geus, Lars Balk, Joep de Mol, Glenn Schuurman, Thierry Brinkman, Sam van der Ven, Billy Bakker, Seve van Ass, Mirco Pruyser.
Netherlands: Pirmin Blaak(GK), Valentin Verga, Mink van der Weerden, Thierry Brinkman, Mirco Pruijser, Sander Baart, Billy Bakker, Lars Balk, Robbert Kemperman, Jeroen Hertzberger, Seve van Ass. (Doubt: Glenn Schurman)
Australia: Andrew Charter(GK), Corey Weyer, Trent Mitton, Jeremy Hayward, Matthew Swann, Eddie Ockenden, Blake Govers, Jake Whetton, Tim Howard, Tim Brand, A Zalewski. (Doubt: Daniele Beale)
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Australia: Jake Whetton, A Zalewski, Jeremy Hayward, Tim Brand, Matthew Dawson.
Netherlands: Mink van der Weerden, Mirco Pruijser, Robbert Kemperman, Jeroen Hertzberger, Billy Bakker.