The Netherlands women won the FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Final 2015 by defeating the Asian Champions Korea by 2-1 in the final at Dragons Hockey Club in Antwerp. In third place match, Australia defeated their trans-Tasmanian rivals New Zealand by 4-2 to qualify for Rio Olympics 2016.
The Netherlands women hockey team acknowledge support and celebrate the title at the FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Final 2015 in Antwerp (Photo: FIH)
FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Finals – Women
1. Netherlands; 2. Korea; 3. Australia; 4. New Zealand; 5. India;
6. Japan; 7. Belgium; 8. Italy; 9. Poland; 10. France
FINTRO Best Player Award: Lidewij Welten (NED)
HERO Best Young Player Award: Xan de Waard (NED)
FINTRO Best Goalkeeper Award: Sally Rutherford (NZL)
HERO Top Scorer: Jodie Kenny (AUS) – 10 goals
Fair Play Award: France Continue reading →
- Netherlands confirm ticket to Rio 2016 Olympic Games with a guaranteed top two finish
- Defeated Australia assured of Olympic berth regardless of 3-4 play-off meeting with New Zealand
Tight defence led by Deepika and crucial saves by Goalie Savita Punia will be key against Japan in 5th place play off in FINTRO Hockey World League Semi Final 2015 against Belgium (Credits: Frank Uijlenbroek)
The Netherlands and Korea reached the women’s competition final of the FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Finals in Antwerp after winning semi-final against Australia and New Zealand respectively.
Goals from Carlien van den Heuvel, Maartje Paumen, Ginela Zerbo, Lidewij Welten and Willemijn Bos helped the Netherlands defeat Australia to book their place in the final. They are now certain to finish in the top two, guaranteeing Netherlands one of the three available tickets to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Continue reading →
- Hockeyroos, Black Sticks, Oranje and Korea reach women’s competition semi-finals
- Line-up for end-of-year women’s showpiece Hockey World League Final is revealed
- Antwerp’s ‘Final Four’ set to do battle for three guaranteed places at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games
Australia, New Zealand, Netherlands and Korea sealed their places in the final four on a baking hot, drama-filled women’s quarter-final day at the FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Final 2015 in Antwerp.
They overcame the respective challenges of Italy by 2-0, Japan by 5-1, India by 7-0 and host nation Belgium by 3-0 in shoot-out after 2-2 draw in full-time. The four winners of quarter-final stage has reached semi-finals (to be played on Thursday, 2nd July) dand booked their tickets to the prestigious end of year Hockey World League Finals that will be played in Argentina. They will be joined in that event by Great Britain, China, Germany and Argentina, who all achieved qualification by securing top four finishes at the recent Hockey World League Semi-Final event in Valencia. Continue reading →
Entering the quarter-final stage of FINTRO Hockey World League 2015 (Women), team India is all set to take on world number 1 side, The Netherlands in Antwerp, Belgium tomorrow (30th June). In other quarter-finals, Australia will play Italy, New Zealand face Japan and hosts Belgium take on Korea on the same day. (Full Schedule here)
File Photo: Indian Women’s Hockey Coach Mathias Ahrens and the team in New Delhi
The two teams, India and the Netherlands, have not played with each other lately but the Indian Women Hockey Team is looking forward to carve their plan and emerge victorious against the FIH Ranked # 1 Netherlands this time around.
While, the Dutch team is placed on the top of Pool A and had won all their league matches in the tournament, the Indian eves lost three matches against Belgium, New Zealand and Australia in Pool B and registered only one win against Poland. They are determined to make a comeback in the next phase of the tournament and will try out-of-the-box strategies to get a positive result. Continue reading →
- Reigning World, Olympic & HWL champions the Netherlands play India while New Zealand to face-off against Japan
- Korea to meet Belgium while Australia face Italy as race for HWL Final and Rio 2016 Olympic Games tickets continues
Following the completion of the pool phase at the women’s FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Final 2015 in Antwerp, the line-up for the cross-over quarter-final matches has been confirmed. The top three finishers in the event will not only seal a place at the end of year Hockey World League Final in Argentina but also qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
File Photo: Indian Women Hockey Team Celebrating a goal
Maartje Paumen scored a hat-trick against Italy as the Netherlands finished top of Pool A, with Oranje now facing a quarter-final match-up against India, Pool B’s fourth placed team. In Pool B, Anita Punt and Gemma Flynn were on target as New Zealand defeated Belgium’s Red Panthers to seal a first place finish and will now meet Japan in the last eight. Continue reading →
After putting up a good fight against Belgium in the opening match of the FINTRO Hockey World League Semi- Final, India went down to New Zealand and lost the game 0-5 in their second match of the tournament.
Black Sticks Neal Brooke and India’s Rani Rampal in action during FINTRO Hockey World League Semi Final 2015 at Antwerp (Belgium) (Credits: Frank Uijlenbroek)
The match between the two teams turned out to be exciting as the teams were seen in complete action not letting the other team take easy advantage of the scoring prospects. New Zealand scored a goal in each quarter and one extra in final quarter to complete the tally. However, India had their time and control of the game in patches but failed to take advantage of the ball control during these periods. Gemma Flynn and Kirsten Pearce scored twice each while Olivia Merry found the target once for New Zealand. Continue reading →