IND VS NED: India secured the top spot in Pool C to get a direct entry for the quarterfinal. The hosts dominated the games involving South Africa and Canada but were held 2-2 against Belgium. With thrilling wins in the two games in the group stage, India will come out bursting with confidence.
Netherlands, on the other hand, have had a decent run in the tournament thus far. However, they had to play an extra tie (crossover playoff) to book the quarterfinal berth. In the crossover playoff, the Dutch side registered a comfortable 4-0 win over Canada and would be looking for a similar performance in the all-important last 8 clash. They will also get inspiration from the fact that they have never lost to India in a World Cup game.
INDIA VS NETHERLANDS SQUADS
India Hockey squad: Simranjeet Singh, Mandeep Singh, Dilpreet Singh, PR Sreejesh, Krishna Bahadur Pathak, Harmanpreet Singh, Surender Kumar, Amit Rohidas, Birendra Lakra, Varun Kumar, Kothajit Singh Khadangbam, Manpreet Singh, Chinglensana Singh Kangujam, Sumit, Nilakanta Sharma, Hardik Singh, Akashdeep Singh and Lalit Kumar Upadhyay.
Netherlands Hockey squad: Mink van der Weerden, Joep de Mol, Floris Wortelboer, Billy Bakker, Lars Balk, Pirmin Blaak, Seve van Ass, Thierry Brinkman, Thijs van Dam, Jonas de Geus, Jeroen Hertzberger, Robbert Kemperman, Sander Baart, Mirco Pruyser, Glenn Schuurman, Sam van der Ven, Valentin Verga and Bob de Voogd.
IND VS NED PLAYING 11
IND Playing 11 and substitutes: SINGH Harmanpreet, SINGH Dilpreet, KHADANGBAM Kothajit, KUMAR Surender, SINGH Manpreet, SINGH Hardik, UPADHYAY Lalit, PARATTU Sreejesh, SUMIT, SHARMA Nilakanta, KUMAR Varun, LAKRA Birendra, SINGH Akashdeep, KANGUJAM Chinglensana, ROHIDAS Amit
NED Playing 11 and substitutes: HERTZBERGER Jeroen, van DAM Thijs, de GEUS Jonas, CROON Jorrit, BAKKER Billy, VERGA Valentin, SCHUURMAN Glenn, BAART Sander, KEMPERMAN Robbert, de VOOGD Bob, BLAAK Pirmin, BRINKMAN Thierry, van der WEERDEN Mink, BALK Lars