Netherlands goalkeeper Pirmin Blaak saw the ball trickle between his legs and into the goal after being deflected by the body of his own teammate. After keeping the Australians at bay with multiple valiant blocks throughout the match, he let them in with 26 seconds on the clock. However, armed with a tactical piece of paper, Blaak gathered his composure as Netherlands beat the mighty Aussies 4-3 in the penalty shootouts after a heart-stopping regulation time 2-2 finish to enter the final of the Hockey Men’s World Cup here on Saturday. Blaak denied the Aussies two times in the shootouts but so did his counterpart Andrew Charter. But with Australia leading 2-1 after three shots, Blaak had enough of the theory.
Source: dna December 16, 2018 00:56 UTC