Saturday, March 25, 2023

Netherlands runs rings round hapless Malaysia


The Dutch have a good time Beins’ strike for the third objective towards Malaysia .
| Picture Credit score: BISWARANJAN ROUT

The Netherlands toyed with a hapless Malaysia, enjoying at a straightforward tempo and but dominating the proceedings, to win 4-0 in its opening Pool C match of the World Cup on the Birsa Munda Worldwide Stadium right here on Saturday.

The Dutch, finalists final time, had been everywhere in the floor, operating at a velocity that the Malaysians might barely hold tempo with and passing the ball round with minimal problem. It was a masterclass and Malaysia would take again useful classes from the sport.

Thijs van Dam put the Dutch forward within the twentieth minute and Jip Janssen made it 2-0 4 minutes later, slotting in a penalty stroke, for an pointless deal with by Amirul Azahar, into the underside proper nook with ease.

At half-time, the scoreboard could have learn 2-0, however for many of the first two quarters, the ball barely crossed into the Dutch circle.

Malaysia lastly started exhibiting a semblance of construction on resumption, holding on to the ball longer and attempting to push forward with quick passes. There wasn’t a lot the Eleventh-ranked workforce might do, although, towards a aspect it had misplaced 0-7 to for a fifteenth place end within the 16-team event in 2018.

With the group — it was a near-full home even for the 2 day video games and with out India enjoying — getting stressed and asking for some attacking play from the Asian aspect, Malaysia even managed to earn a few penalty corners within the third quarter.

Nonetheless, the Dutch cleared these with ease and as soon as the preliminary momentum was misplaced, it was again to enjoying within the Malaysian half for prolonged intervals of time. Actually, even on the few events that the Malaysians managed to get the ball into the Dutch circle, it barely crossed in entrance of the objective.

As a substitute, the Dutch added two extra within the ultimate quarter, the final one 14 seconds from time as The Oranjes got here away with the proper begin to their marketing campaign.

The end result: Pool C: The Netherlands 4 (Thijs van Dam, Jip Janssen, Teun Beins, Jorrit Croon) bt Malaysia 0.

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