This weekend, Unibet EuroHockey Championships concluded at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London. Hosts England won the title in women’s category, and the Netherlands outclassed Germany to win men’s competition.
NETHERLANDS 3-0 (HT: 0-0) ENGLAND
For NED: Maartje Paumen 56 (PC), Ellen Hoog 65 (PC), Maartje Paumen 67 (PC)
It was the second time that Olympic champions the Netherlands had faced England this week at the Investec Challenge in South Africa and, following a classy display by the Dutch, the outcome remained the same. All three of the Netherlands goals came from penalty corners in the second half with captain Maartje Paumen leading the way as she scored twice to help her side seal a 3-0 victory over England. Continue reading →
Saturday 9 February
15:00 local time – 13:00 GMT – SF 1: Hockeyroos vs. South Africa
17:00 local time – 15:00 GMT – SF 2: Netherlands vs. England
The Hockeyroos will play the Investec Challenge hosts, South Africa in semi final 1 on Saturday after defeating England 3-1 and claiming second spot on the points table, while England will face Olympics Gold Medalists Netherlands. Netherlands won against England (4-1) and South Africa (3-1), while played a draw against Hockeyroos (2-2) to finish on the top of the table.
A one goal advantage at half time doubled shortly after through Captain Jodie Schulz who converted a breathtaking penalty corner. Under 21 Victorian Georgia Nanscawen added to England’s misery with a skillful run and finish in the 58th minute. England secured a consolation goal through Nicola White in the 66th minute. Continue reading →
Defending Olympic Champions Germany will take on, in form Netherlands at 20:00 BST at Riverbank Arena in London Olympic Park. While Hosts Great Britain will face the World Champions and Number One side Australiain their quest of clinching Bronze Medal in front of home crowd at 15:30 BST.
In semi-final, the defending champions showed their character in defeating the World Champions Australia (4-2), while the Dutch outclassed the hosts, world number four, Great Britain (9-2) in semi-final. Continue reading →
Netherlands repeated their feat of Beijing and defended their Olympic Gold medal by defeating Argentina 2-0 in well fought Final match at Riverbank arena. Hosts Great Britain defeated (3-1) New Zealand to win the Bronze Medal.
1. Netherlands (Gold), 2. Argentina (Silver), 3. Great Britain (Bronze), 4. New Zealand, 5. Australia, 6. China, 7. Germany, 8. Korea, 9. Japan, 10. South Africa, 11. Belgium, 12. United States
The Dutch started well, but Argentina slowly gained control on the game which looked equal till half time with a 0-0 score line. But in the second half, Netherlands scored 2 goals from PCs and took the match and the eluding Gold Medal away from Luciana AYMAR and her team Las Leonas, who have now won 2 Silver and 2 Bronze Medals at the Olympics. Continue reading →
The Dutch became the 1st team to book their berth in semi-finals of Men’s Hockey Competition at London Olympics by defeating the defending champions Germany (3-1) in their fourth pool match. The Dutch is only team in the men’s competition to have 4 wins from 4 outings and will be taking on Korea in Pool B match at 8:30 BST on July 7.
If world number six Korea registers an upset win over world number 3 Netherlands then defending champions Germany would need at least a draw with Black Sticks in the last pool match of the competition later in the evening (21:15 BST) to reach the semi-finals. Continue reading →