London (Staff Report): Netherlands defeated Pakistan by 4-0 in the World Cup qualifying round, London on Thursday night.

Pakistan hockey team is playing its second match against Canada at the same venue on Friday. Pakistan will play three more matches during the qualifying round.

The qualifying round will be played from 15th to 25th of this month.

Ten teams are participating in the qualifying round and five top teams will participate in the World Cup to be played in India next year.