Netherlands records biggest win in Hockey World Cup history
The three-time champion Netherlands defeated Chile’s debutants by a score of a record-breaking 14-0 to qualify as the first team to the quarterfinals of the FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup. The Netherlands finished at the top of Pool C with a maximum of nine points after racking up three victories in as many games.
Hockey World Cup 2023: Netherlands records biggest win in World Cup history
- The largest margin of victory in a World Cup game was recorded by the third-ranked Netherlands against the 23rd-ranked Chile in the day’s second play.
- World No. 1 Australia previously held the record for the largest margin of victory in a hockey World Cup match after thrashing South Africa 12-0 in New Delhi.
- The Netherlands, who have won the World Cup three times and placed second in the previous two tournaments, earned 18 penalty corners in the match, of which they converted six, while Chile only received two.
- The Netherlands advanced directly to the quarter final stage, however Malaysia and New Zealand from group C must play crossover matches to advance.
- A, B, C, and D, the four groups made up of the 16 teams, were each set to play three games against the other teams in their respective pools.
- The team that finishes first in the table will automatically proceed to the quarterfinals, per the rules.
- On the other side, starting on January 22, the clubs in the second and third slots will play the crossover matches.
Hockey World Cup 2023: Score Board
- Jip Janssen and team captain Thierry Brinkman each scored a hat-trick in the sixth, 29th, 34th, and 44th minutes, and Koen Bijen added two more goals in the 40th and 45th minutes.
- The other Dutch goal scorers were Derck de Vilder (22nd), Thijs van Dam (23rd), Terrance Pieters (37th), Justen Blok (42) and Teun Beins (48th).