India's World Cup Dream Ends with 1-2 Defeat Against Netherlands
India has faced a heartbreaking quarterfinal defeat against the Netherlands in the men's hockey World Cup.
India had raised the hopes of making the semifinals for the first time since 1975 but millions of hearts has been broken finally.
Young players such as Dilpreet Singh left the pitch with tears in their eyes.
The defeat ended India's dream of victory in World Cup 2018 and pushed everyone into the sorrow.
The Netherlands played like true warriors and didn't give a chance to Indians after the change of ends.
The Dutch had the first shot at the goal in the 11th minute but Jeroen Hertzberger reverse hit went just wide of the Indian goal.
Kothajit Singh produced a stellar performance for India at the back as he denied the Dutch on a number of occasions with timely interceptions.
The Indians found it difficult to build up attacks as the Dutch concentrated on tight men marking.
Netherlands will take on two-time defending champion Australia while Belgium will take on England on Saturday.