Thursday, March 11, 2010

Hockey World Cup 2010 Semi Finals: Australia vs Netherlands

Netherlands vs Australia 2010 Mens Hockey World Cup Match Date: 11 March 2010, 20:35 Venue: Dhyan Chand National Stadium

Australia will take on old rivals the Netherlands in another semi final of the FIH 2010 World Cup on Thursday, March, 11, 2010. The winner will go to finals and play the winner of the Germany v England match on Saturday, March 13, 2010. The Kookaburras have met the Netherlands last in 2009 at the Champions Trophy and the Australia won that match 7-2.

However, both the teams met head to head 8 times during world cup and both the teams share 4 wins each.

Australia get the ticket of semi-final by killing Pakistan on March 8 from Pool B by 2-1. On the other hand, Netherlands come to the semi-finals by defeating Korea Holland 2-1 on March 9 from Pool A. The winner from this live hockey between Australia vs. Netherlands must get the ticket for Final competition against any team of England vs. Germany on March 13 in Hero Honda FIH World Cup 2010.

The Netherlands have had an impressive tour initially when they won 3 matches against Argentina, New Zealand and Canada. However, the last 2 matches have not been in their favor when they tied a 2-2 with Germany and went down 1-2 against Korea.

Australia has had a rising journey and has been consistently improving with every match, which gives them edge and make them favorites for today’s match.

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