Mirco Pruijser (ninth minute), Nicolas van der Schoot (25th) made it 2-0 for the visitors but Ramandeep Singh (39th) and Rupinderpal Singh (47th) brought India on level terms. Ramandeep scored again in the 51st minute to make it 3-2 before Mink van der Weerden scored the third goal for the Dutch.

In the match between the two losing semi-finalists, the Netherlands were off to a very good start in the bronze medal match.

The Netherlands would have run away with the game at the start of the third quarter as Bjorn Kellerman set up twice in as many minutes, first for Hertzberger and second for Pruijser but their drives were wayward. It was a big relief for the Indian team and Manpreet Singh did weel to earn a penalty corner but Rupinderpal made a mess of it, wasting another set-piece.

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