Netherlands create history with Chile thrashing

Sports Tak Staff
January 19, 2023

The Netherlands thrashed Chile 14-0 in their final Pool C match of the Hockey World Cup in Bhubaneswar on Thursday.

In doing so, the group toppers became the first team to qualify for the Quarterfinals of the competition. 

They also broke a 13-year-long record for the biggest win in hockey World Cup history.

The record was previously held by Australia, who hammered South Africa 12-0 in the 2010 edition.

The match began early for the Dutch with Janssen converting a penalty corner (PC) in the seventh minute itself. 

In the second quarter, the Dutchmen upped the ante with four goals in eight minutes.

Chile, playing in their first World Cup, conceded a massive six goals in the third quarter and another three in the fourth. 

Meanwhile, in the other Pool C game, Malaysia stunned New Zealand with a 3-2 victory.

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