Australia powered to a sensational 6-1 victory over host nation the Netherlands in the men’s final of the Rabobank Hockey World Cup 2014 in The Hague, Netherlands. Drag-flicking defender Chris Ciriello scored a hat-trick to help the Kookaburras retain the title that they won four years ago in New Delhi, India.
Kieran Govers celebrating his goal during finals of the Rabobank Hockey World Cup 2014 in The Hague
Kookaburras: The Champions of Rabobank Hockey World Cup 2014
Kookaburras: The Champions of Rabobank Hockey World Cup 2014
- Australia successfully defend Hockey World Cup title with 6-1 win over the Netherlands
- IOC Honorary President Jacques Rogge on site to witness hockey spectacle
- Kookaburras captain Mark Knowles named Rabobank Best Player of the Tournament
While 11th ranked Argentina continued to impress as they defeated England by 2-0 to win the Bronze Medal, which is 2nd for the coach Carlos Retegui, who is the head of both Los Leones and Las Leonas, Men’s and Women’s Hockey team of Argentina.
Rabobank Hockey World Cup 2014 – MEN: Final standings
Gold: Australia; Silver: The Netherlands; Bronze: Argentina; 4th: England; 5th: Belgium; 6th: Germany; 7th: New Zealand; 8th: Spain; 9th: India; 10th: Korea; 11th: South Africa; 12th: Malaysia
Rabobank Hockey World Cup 2014 Tournament Awards – Men
Rabobank Best Player: Mark Knowles, Australia
Hero Best Junior Player: Jeremy Hayward, Australia
Volvo Best Goalkeeper: Jaap Stockmann, Netherlands
Hero Top Scorer: Gonzalo Peillat, Argentina
Ten Cate Best Goal: Sebastien Dockier, Belgium Continue reading →
It is 2nd Bronze Medal for Argentina’s head coach Carlos Retegui in two days, as the Los Leones defeated England 2-0 the 3rd/4th place play off of Rabobank Hockey World Cup 2014 in the Hague. Yesterday, Las Leonas coached by Retegui also won the Bronze Medal in women’s competition as they defeated USA by 2-1.
England’s Ashley Jackson walks past Argentine celebrations at the end of the bronze medal match at RHWC2014 in The Hague (Credits: Ady Kerry / England Hockey)
England Captain Barry Middleton and his side can be proud of their two week journey at the World Cup as they matched their world ranking position of fourth, but that was little conciliation for England as they fell to their knees at full time.
Head Coach Bobby Crutchley’s side gave everything across the 70 minutes but were unable to convert the chances they created. It was Los Leones’ Matias Paredes who shattered any dreams of a medal for England with a quick-fire brace in the 55th & 56th minute to seal the 2-0 victory. Argentina came into this tournament ranked 11th, but have finished with their first ever medal at a World Cup and will be assured of a rise in the rankings following the tournament. Continue reading →
The Netherlands have been crowned as winners of the Women’s Rabobank Hockey World Cup 2014.
- IOC President Thomas Bach joins FIH President Leandro Negre on stage for prize-giving ceremony
- Eight-time World Player of the Year Luciana Aymar scores two in Argentina bronze-medal win
- A capacity 15,000-member crowd cheered the Netherlands on to gold
International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach joined International Hockey Federation’s (FIH) President Leandro Negre on stage for the prize-giving ceremony in The Hague. President Bach travelled to the Netherlands along with many IOC members to witness FIH’s hugely successful showpiece.
Netherlands: The Champions of Rabobank Hockey World Cup 2014 in The Hague (Credits: FIH)
Netherlands: The Champions of Rabobank Hockey World Cup 2014 in The Hague (Credits: FIH / Grant Treeby / Treeby Images)
Rabobank Hockey World Cup 2014 RHWC Stadium Panaromic View (Credits: FIH / Grant Treeby / Treeby Images)
Rabobank Hockey World Cup 2014 RHWC Park Aerial View (Credits: FIH / VALERIE KUYPERS)
Rabobank Hockey World Cup 2014 RHWC Stadium overhead View (Credits: FIH / VALERIE KUYPERS)
IOC President Thomas Bach and FIH President Leandro Negre presenting medals to Netherlands players Rabobank Hockey World Cup 2014 (Credits: FIH / FRANK UIJLENBROEK)
Rabobank Hockey World Cup 2014 – Women: Final standings
Gold: The Netherlands; Silver: Australia; Bronze: Argentina; 4th: USA; 5th: New Zealand; 6th: China; 7th: Korea; 8th: Germany; 9th: South Africa; 10th: Japan; 11th: England; 12th: Belgium
Rabobank Best Player: Ellen Hoog, Netherlands
Hero Best Junior Player: Florencia Habif, Argentina
Interpolis Best Goalkeeper: Rachael Lynch, Australia
Hero Top Scorer: Maartje Paumen, Netherlands
Adidas Best Goal: Kim Lammers, Netherlands Continue reading →
The Black Sticks Men have defeated Spain 4-1 in a penalty shoot-out to secure seventh place at the Rabobank Hockey World Cup 2014 in The Hague. While Belgium beat London Olympics Gold Medalists Germany 4-2 to take 5th place.
Black Sticks Simon Child in action during shoot-out in 7th place play off against Spain at Rabobank Hockey World Cup 2014 (Credits: Dirk Markgraf www.265-images.com)
Chritopher Zeller gave lead to Germans in 18th minute, but Tom Boon and Tanguy Cosynus scored penalty corner goals in 25th and 40th minutes to earn lead for Belgium. German Florian Fuchs restored the parity in 56th minute, only to go down again in 59th minute when Floren van Aubel found the target. Evergreen Sebastian Dockier scored one more for Belgium to ensure the 5th place for his team.
In 7th place match, Kane Russell scored for the Kiwis just out from halftime before Spain equalised late in the second half to take the 7th/8th classification playoff to a one-on-one penalty shoot-out. Continue reading →
The Hague, 14 June 2014: Akashdeep Singh scored twice against Korea to help India finish at the 9th position in the Rabobank Hockey World Cup 2014 played at The Hague, Netherlands today.
Indian Goalkeepers Harjot Singh and PR Sreejesh substitution during 9th place match against Korea at the Rabobank Hockey World Cup 2014 in The Hague
The Sardar Singh led side showed their attacking flair throughout the match to register the 3-0 victory over Korea. India opened their account through Akashdeep Singh in the 6th minute and Korea really had no answers. The first India goal came from the hard running of SV Sunil. His blistering pace saw him leave the Korea defence standing, and his slipped pass was sent with pin point accuracy for Akashdeep Singh to slot home. The Korea forwards tried to create opportunities as they chased for an equaliser, but PR Sreejesh has had an outstanding tournament in goal and he was up to anything thrown at him. Continue reading →
The Black Sticks Women have finished in winning style by defeating China 4-0 to finish fifth overall at the Rabobank Hockey World Cup in The Hague.
Black Sticks Women celebrate their win in 5th place play off at the Rabobank Hockey World Cup 2014 in The Hague (Credits: Dirk Markgraf www.265-images.com)
The result of the 5th/6th classification playoff sees New Zealand finish with three wins, two losses and a draw at the tournament.
China won both games against the Black Sticks at the Hawke’s Bay Festival of Hockey earlier this year, but today the Kiwis showed grit and determination to take bragging rights.
Anita Punt was once again on point with her drag flicking, scoring a double to boost her World Cup goal tally to five while Kayla Whitelock and Krystal Forgesson were also on the score sheet. Continue reading →