The match began with both the teams in it evenly. However, as time progressed Netherlands stepped up their game and Pakistan faltered. Both the teams missed out on half-chances and penalty corners. However, it was Netherlands that won the match comfortably by 5-1.

Here, we end our live coverage of the match. Stay tuned with us for all the other updates about 2018 Men's Hockey World Cup.

The match began with both the teams in it evenly. However, as time progressed Netherlands stepped up their game and Pakistan faltered. Both the teams missed out on half-chances and penalty corners. However, it was Netherlands that won the match comfortably by 5-1.

Here, we end our live coverage of the match. Stay tuned with us for all the other updates about 2018 Men's Hockey World Cup.

Netherlands wins the match comprehensively. After the 5th goal, there isn't much left to say.

A brutal swipe, another GOAL! for Netherlands. The ball finds the top-left corner area of the nets. Mink van der helps Netherlands score again in the ending moments of the match.

Netherlands have not given any chance to Pakistan to stage a comeback in the match. Complete dominance so far!

Another GOAL! by Netherlands here, this time is Jorrit Croon. It looked like they may miss the PENALTY CORNER! again; however, they manage to hit it in the nets. 

NED 4-1 PAK

The third quarter comes to an end. Netherlands will breathe a sigh of relief. It will be interesting to see how Pakistan manages to pull things back, if at all they are able to. For now, Netherlands are way ahead.

NED 3-1 PAK

A clever long-pass, a smart short-pass, and a stylish sliding deft touch see the ball find the nets. Bob de Voogd scores a GOAL! for Netherlands here. 

NED 3-1 PAK

The coach of Pakistan's team is frustrated on the sidelines, given how his team has been missing on chances. Netherlands on the top, at the moment.

NED 2-1 PAK

Both the teams have played to their strengths here. Nonetheless, it is Netherlands who is ahead at the half-time. 

Will Pakistan pull things back in the second half? Or will Netherlands run away with the game?

NED 2-1 PAK

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The Netherlands will be taking on Pakistan in their Pool D match, at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubhaneshwar, on December 9. The second match in the night will determine which team will make it to the quarterfinals of the 2018 Men’s Hockey World Cup.

In their head-to-head record in the Hockey World Cup (HWC) history, Pakistan and Netherlands have played 11 times against each other. In those matches, Pakistan has won in 6 games; whereas, Netherlands came out on top on 3 occasions, while the remaining 2 ended in a draw.

Talking about their rivalry in recent times, Netherlands and Pakistan have clashed thrice in the last five years. The former has been a step ahead with 2 victories, while Pakistan could win only 1. Men's Hockey World Cup 2018, Updated Points Table: Australia Tops Pool B Standings, China & Ireland on 2nd & 3rd Spots Respectively!

Currently, the Netherlands is on the second spot of Pool D rankings at 2018 Men's Hockey World Cup. With a win and a loss in the two matches, the Netherlands has 3 points in its kitty. On the other hand, Pakistan has a loss and a draw in the two games that they have played so far. Pakistan has earned only a point in the tournament so far. Hockey World Cup 2018 Schedule, Timetable in IST: Check Out Complete Fixtures, Venue of FIH 2018 Men's Hockey WC Matches in Odisha.

Come Sunday; it will be an exciting match at the Hockey Men’s World Cup 2018, later tonight. It will be an interesting contest for the fans as it will determine which team will qualify for the quarter-finals of the Hockey World Cup 2018. Stay tuned with us for all the latest updates about 2018 Men's Hockey World Cup!