As it happened | Hockey World Cup 2018: Netherlands 7-0 Malaysia
Pool D | Netherlands vs Malaysia
The Netherlands have won the first Pool D match after humiliating Malaysia 7-0 on Saturday at Odisha's Kalinga Stadium.
This is not the end, Malaysia, who recently won bronze at the Asian Champions Trophy, will look to make a stunning comeback in the tournament.
The Netherlands will next meet Germany on December 5 and Malaysia will clash with Pakistan on the same day.
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Netherlands 7:0 Malaysia
With referee's final whistle, the fourth quarter ends.
The beautiful Dutch-dominated game finished with a 7-0 score.
It's celebration time in the Orange camp while team Malaysia will look for some answers. They need to revise their strategies after today's humiliation.
Jeroen Hertzberger struck the hat-trick!
The seventh for the Netherlands.
Hertzberger scored another stunner for his team. He is on fire today.
Will there be another.
Score | Netherlands 7:0 Malaysia
Netherlands' Thierry Brinkman scored the sixth goal.
What a game!
The game goes into the fourth and final quarter and the Dutch are flying high on spirits at Odisha's Kalinga Stadium.
Another brilliant goal by the Netherlands.
Robbert Kemperman added the fifth star!
Netherlands in command.
Guess the score?
The Netherlands team earned a penalty corner which was beautifully converted.
Mink van der Weerden netted with a beautiful shot,
Malaysia's head coach Roelant Oltmans looks unhappy.
Netherlands 4:0 Malaysia
The first shows a clear dominance of Netherlands despite having almost an equal ball possession.
The Dutch had 18 circle penetrations and 15 shots and Malaysia had just four circle penetrations and two shots on target.
Score after the first half: Netherlands 3-0 Malaysia
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And now, Jeroen Hertzberger struck again.
Malaysia is under pressure in front of the Euro giants.
Score after the second half: Netherlands 3-0 Malaysia
After the first quarter, Malaysia seemed to have lost momentum.
Poor and sloppy passes, no aggression.
It is becoming a Dutch-dominated game.
After several denials, Netherlands' striker Mirco Pruijser stretches the lead to 2-0 with a beautiful deflection.
A superb game by the Dutch!
Their dominance is visible on the pitch as Malaysia so far have two shots and Netherlands have 12.
Kudos to Malaysian goalkeeper, Kumar Subramaniam.
He has made few terrific saves so far in the game.
Three Penalty Corners of Netherlands have been denied so far in this quarter.
End of a superb quarter!
Both the teams were neck-to-neck when it comes to stats, however, Jeroen Hertzberger of Netherlands got the breakthrough for his side in the 12th minute as Netherland lead 1-0.
Netherland: Sander Baart, Billy Bakker, Pirmin Blaak, Thierry Brinkman, Jeroen Hertzberger, Robbert Kemperman, Mirco Pruijser, Glenn Schuurman, Valentin Verga, Mink van der Weerden, Sander de Wijn.
Malaysia: Marhan Jalil, Fitri Saari, Syed Cholan, Sukri Mutalib (C), Kumar Subramaniam, Razie Rahim, Azri Hassan, Azuan Hassan, Tengku Ahmad Tajuddin, Aiman Rozemi.
Netherlands will clash with Malaysia on Saturday at the Kalinga Stadium at 5 pm IST.
Having won the Summer Olympics twice, the Hockey World Cup three times, the Champions Trophy eight times, the EuroHockey Nations Championship three times and the 2012–13 Hockey World League tournament once, Netherlands is one of the most successful hockey teams in the world.
While Malaysia's head coach Roelant Oltmans believes that his team's recent performances will give them the required confidence to make an impact at the 14th edition of Men's Hockey World Cup 2018.
Recently, Malaysia won bronze at the Asian Champions Trophy after defeating Japan for the third-place match, where India and Pakistan were the champions as they shared the title.
Head coach: Max Caldas
Squad: Jeroen Hertzberger, Lars Balk, Thijs van Dam, Jonas de Geus, Jorrit Croon, Billy Bakker, Seve van Ass (C), Valentin Verga, Glenn Schuurman, Sander de Wijn, Sander Baart, Robbert Kemperman, Mirco Pruijser, Bob de Voogd, Sam van der Ven, Thierry Brinkman, Pirmin Blaak, Mink van der Weerden.
Head coach: Roelant Oltmans
Squad: Norsyafiq Sumantri, Ramadan Rosli, Marhan Jalil, Fitri Saari, Joel van Huizen, Faizal Saari, Syed Cholan, Sukri Mutalib (C), Firhan Ashaari, Nabil Fiqri, Kumar Subramaniam, Razie Rahim, Faiz Jali, Azri Hassan, Azuan Hassan, Tengku Ahmad Tajuddin, Aiman Rozemi, Hairi Rahman.