Indian women thrashed 8-1 by Netherlands, crash out of FIH World League semifinal race

India will now fight it out against Japan in the fifth to eighth place classification matches.

updated: June 19, 2013 10:34 IST
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Rotterdam, Netherlands: The Indian women's hockey team put up yet another disappointing show to crash out of the semifinal race with an 8-1 drubbing at the hands of top-ranked Netherlands in the FIH World League Round 3 here.

The Indian eves started the match on a bright note and dominated the early exchanges before fading against the Dutch on Tuesday night.

It took the hosts 21 minutes to get off the blocks when Kim Lammers converted a slap shot from close range.

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