|July 2nd, 2011|
|20||Pool C||12:30pm||KOR - NED||0 - 2 (0 - 2)||Final|
Netherlands and Argentina reach Rabo FIH Champions Trophy Final
The Netherlands have grabbed a 2-0 win over Korea in the final match of Pool C, a result which was initially thought to be good enough to put both teams through to the Gold medal match of the Rabo FIH Champions Trophy in Amstelveen. However, Argentina launched a appeal regarding their Pool C placement which proved to be successful, giving them a place in the Final ahead of Korea. For more details about the appeal, please click here.
The Netherlands made the perfect start to the match when Kim Lammers cracked a reverse stick shot into the goal after just 25 seconds of play to send the Dutch fans into raptures.
It proved to be something of a wake-up call for Korea, who set about the task of finding an immediate response. Although the Asians produced some excellent attacking hockey, they could not find a way past the excellent Floortje Engels in the Netherlands goal. When they eventually did beat the Dutch shot-stopper they were denied by the frame of the goal, with Cho Eun Ji’s effort crashing against the left post before bouncing away to safety.
Mi Hyun Park went close to scoring the leveller when her deflection appeared to be heading into the bottom right corner of the goal, but again Engels reacted well to kick the ball clear.
The Netherlands scored their second goal of the game in the 29th minute through Carlijn Welten, but she had Claire Verhage to thank for her strike. Verhage produced a wonderful bit of skill on the baseline to eliminate first her marker then the goalkeeper, allowing Welten to slap the ball into an unguarded net.
The second half started in lively fashion, but genuine chances were few and far between. As the match drew to a close, Korea did everything they could to retain possession and ensure that their Dutch opponents did not have the opportunity to score a third goal.
|Review 20. Korea vs Netherlands (0-2) - Rabo FIH Champions Trophy 2011|
> The Dutch play Argentina in the final on Sunday.
> The Dutch are in the Champions Trophy final for a record 9th time.
> Kim Lammers scored only 25 seconds into the game. Carlijn Welten also scored after 25 seconds in Holland's 2-1 victory over Germany earlier this tournament.
> Kim Lammers equalled Ageeth Boomgaardt on 17 CT career goals. Shee needs to score one more to equal Maartje Paumen’s record for Dutch player with most goals in Champions Trophy competition (18).
> The Dutch have now converted 3 of 21 penalty corners awarded at the 2011 Champions Trophy.
|Match Preview 20. Korea vs Netherlands (2 July 2011,12:30) - Rabo FIH Champions Trophy 2011|
> Netherlands have won their last 7 world level matches against Korea.
> Since losing 2-0 to Korea at the 1997 CT, Netherlands have won 1 World Cup match, 2 Olympic matches and 4 CT matches against them.
> The Dutch have won 6 of 9 Champions Trophy encounters with Korea, drawing 1 and losing 2, outscoring their opponents 23 to 12.
> Their last encounter came at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and saw Netherlands beat Korea 3-2 in round 1, goals scored by Maartje Paumen (2 PC), Janneke Schopman (PC) and Lee Seon-Ok (PC, PS).
> Korea chase a fourth CT medal. They finished third at the inaugural CT in 1987, they won the 1989 CT and they claimed silver at the 1995 CT.
> Korea and Netherlands top Pool B on 4 points from 2 matches.
> Korea have scored most goals at the 2011 Champions Trophy (10).
> Korea’s only win in their last 14 Champions Trophy matches came against New Zealand (5-3) last Thursday.
> Korea (ranked 8th) are the lowest ranked team on the FIH World Ranking present at the 2011 CT.
> Korea have been awarded 15 penalty corners so far, but are yet to convert.
> Kim Jong-Hee scored 3 goals in Korea’s 5-3 win over New Zealand. She now tops the goalscorer list on 4 goals at Amstelveen 2011.
> At age 19, Cheon Eun-Bi is the youngest goalscorer so far at the 2011 Champions Trophy.
> The Netherlands chase a record equalling sixth Champions Trophy title and their first since 2007. Australia hold the record, having won the competition 6 times.
> The Dutch have collected a record 16 CT medals.
> The Netherlands have conceded only two goals at the 2011 Champions Trophy.
> The Dutch have converted 3 of 19 penalty corners awarded at the 2011 Champions Trophy (16%).
> Maartje Paumen (3 goals) is second on the 2011 CT top scorer list trailing Korea’s Kim Jong-Hee (4 goals).
> Kim Lammers needs to score twice to equal Maartje Paumen’s record for Dutch player with most goals in Champions Trophy competition (18).
> Maartje Paumen also holds the Dutch record for most PC goals in Champions Trophy competition (16).
> Maartje Paumen and Kim Lammers have scored twice against Korea at World level tournaments. Only Macha van der Vaart and Suzan van der Wielen have scored more often for Holland vs Korea ( 3 goals).
> Marilyn Agliotti needs one goal to surpass Suzan van der Wielen (10 goals) in fourth place on the all-time Dutch top scorer list in CT competition. Agliotti also scored one CT goal for South Africa which makes her CT career total 11 goals.