Holland routs Pakistan 4-0 in Champions trophy hockey tournament

LAHORE: Pakistan suffered its third successive defeat in the Champions trophy hockey tournament when hosts The Netherlands routed them 4-0 in Breda.

Holland which had defeated strong Belgian side 6-1 in their previous game, scored another big win against ever struggling green shorts, said the information made available to reporter by the Pakistan Hockey Federation here on Wednesday.

Netherlands dominated the play for large periods, repeatedly entering the opponents territory through fast and well coordinated moves.

They had a number of open play opportunities plus four penalty corners, scoring two goals in each half. Pakistan had a few circle penetrations but hardly threatened the Dutch goal.

At times, especially in the second half, they appeared completely clueless. Scorers, Robert Kemperman (14’), Valentin Verga (29’), Thijs van Dam (47’) and Mirco Pruijser (50’ off penalty corner)In the only other match of the day, Olympic Champions Argentina drew with Belgium 1-1 Penalty corner expert Gonzalo Peillat put Argentina ahead in the 14th minute. Belgian equaliser came through a field goal by Amaury Keusters in the 37th minute.