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Belgium look to prove a point against Netherlands

New Delhi: Belgium will look to proving a point against the Netherlands in their final Pool B clash of the Hockey World League Final here Monday.Belgium lost their first two matches of the tournament to
IANS January 12, 2014 17:24 IST
IANS
New Delhi: Belgium will look to proving a point against the Netherlands in their final Pool B clash of the Hockey World League Final here Monday.

Belgium lost their first two matches of the tournament to reigning World Champions Australia and Argentina with identical 2-3 scorelines at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here.

The team was seen practising rigorously Sunday, utilising the rest day to polish their skills.

“The first two matches against Australia and Argentina did not go well. Argentina played a strong game and showcased excellent skills. In the upcoming match against the Netherlands, we want to play a good game and build up the team's self confidence for the quarterfinals," Belgian coach Marc Lammers said.

Talking about their knockout, captain John Dohmen said: "We are still in the tournament and are working to fight it out. The match against Netherlands will be an interesting one. Though they are a strong team, we are trying our best to put forward a good show and give them tough competition. Our strategy will be to focus more on passing."