On Saturday, during their third and final match in Group D, they will have to beat Pakistan to win one of the two tickets that will allow them to qualify for the quarter-finals.
Against Jong Oranje, Jeroen Bart’s players let the storm pass during the first ten minutes, but the Dutch opened the scoring with their first save through Timo Boers (9th). The Belgians equalized and took the lead with almost 100 percent success on a computer from Hugo Labouchere (10th) and Maximilian Langer (12th) rounded it off. The Netherlands benefited from a little luck to return to the score 2-2 before the end of the first half, but Labouchere unfortunately deflected a cross from Casper van der Veen (18th minute) into his own goal.
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In the second half, Labouchere converted a shot (35), but Lukas Finn brought his team back to par in the third quarter (40), before captain Mino Boeren, in the sixth and last minute of the Batavian (53) and Boer, in the stroke. (60) Provides victory to the Orange.
The other group match saw Pakistan win 4-0 over New Zealand.
In the standings after two days, Pakistan and the Netherlands lead the group with 4 points, ahead of Belgium (3 points) and New Zealand (0). On Saturday (13:00 Belgium time), the Red Lions will conclude their first round against Pakistan, while the Dutch will no longer face any difficulty against the New Zealanders.
The first and second from each group qualify for the quarter-finals on Tuesday, before the semi-finals scheduled for next Thursday and the final on Saturday, December 16.
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