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Rabobank Hockey World League Semi-Final - Men

Rotterdam, Netherlands - June 13-23, 2013
Local time is 3:40pm
  • Fourteen teams heading for The Hague

    Argentina men qualified for the Rabobank Hockey World Cup thanks to a fine display at the Hockey World League Semi Final event in Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
    Argentina men qualified for the Rabobank Hockey World Cup thanks to a fine display at the Hockey World League Semi Final event in Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
    (Photo: FIH / Frank Uijlenbroek)
    Ten places still up for grabs at Rabobank Hockey World Cup

    Following the completion of the Hockey World League Semi Finals events in Rotterdam, London and Johor Bahru, The International Hockey Federation (FIH) is pleased to bring you an update on the teams that have qualified for the 2014 Rabobank Hockey World Cup. The joint men’s and women’s event takes place from 31st May to 15th June 2014 in The Hague, The Netherlands.  x 87   More

  • Belgium crowned Rotterdam World League champions  x 58  

    Belgium ended up at the top of the table in Rotterdam
    Belgium ended up at the top of the table in Rotterdam
    (Photo: Frank Uijlenbroek)
    Nine-round shootout win against Australia gives Belgians title

    The final between Australia and Belgium at the Rabobank Hockey World League tournament in Rotterdam lived up to expectations as Belgium claimed the first-ever title at the event in a dramatic nine-round shootout victory. The shootout took an amazing nine rounds to settle things. It was only when Chris Ciriello shot wide on the final Australian chance that the game was decided and Belgium could celebrate it first-ever title at a top-level FIH event. More

  • Mega Hertzberger pair powers Netherlands to WL third place    

    (Photo: Frank Uijlenbroek)
    New Zealand face nervous wait over World Cup fate

    Jeroen Hertzberger’s double helped the Netherlands land third place from the World League semi-final in Rotterdam, a 4-1 win leaving New Zealand having to wait and see whether they will be confirmed as a 2014 World Cup qualifier. It was primarily down to a controlled second half performance to see off the Blacksticks who had taken the game to the hosts in the early phases. More

  • Oliva produces star turn to help Spain claim World League fifth

    India drop into sixth place after shoot-out loss

    Spain claimed a vital penalties win over India to land fifth place in Rotterdam, helping their chance of potentially claiming a lucky losers berth at the 2014 World Cup. Normal time had ended 2-2... More

  • Ireland produce incredible comeback to finish seventh

    France concede 4-0 lead to lose 6-4

    Ireland produced an incredible second half comeback to recover from a 4-0 deficit to beat France 6-4 in one of the most exciting ties of the tournament, claiming seventh place into the bargain. More

  • Australia triumph over Netherlands in 4-3 thriller

    Kookaburras World Cup qualification assured

    Australia won a battle of corners to see off Rotterdam hosts the Netherlands 4-3 to reach the final of the World League and guarantee their ticket to the 2014 World Cup into the bargain. More

  • Belgium confirm place in 2014 World Cup with 3-2 win

    New Zealand to contest third place playoff

    Tom Boon’s double helped Belgium claim the first place in the final of the World League semi-final in Rotterdam as they held off New Zealand, formally claiming their 2014 World Cup spot in the... More

  • India hit France for six to reach fifth place playoff

    Spain shade Irish encounter

    India eased through to Sunday’s fifth place playoff after they ease past the challenge of France despite an early setback. They will play Spain by virtue of a Roger Padros goal 15 minutes from... More

  • Semi-Final showdown between Netherlands and Australia

    The two hockey giants easily win quarterfinal games

    Australia earned a spot in the semi-final game at the Rabobank Hockey World League tournament in Rotterdam after a feisty 5-1 win against India. Host Netherlands also made it through to the... More

  • Belgium and New Zealand to meet in semi-final game

    Belgium dominates Ireland, 6-3; New Zealand nips Spain 1-0

    Belgium became the first men’s team at the Rabobank Hockey World League tournament to qualify for the semi-final game after they out-powered Ireland in a goal-filled 6-3 victory. Two hours later,... More

  • Dutch earn Group B bragging rights; New Zealand takes second

    Burrows celebrates 300th cap in draw vs. India

    It was clear that the final day of Group B action at the Rabobank Hockey World League Semi-Final would be a dog fight with the four teams all separated by only three points. New Zealand and India... More

  • Belgium tops Group A; Aussies finish second

    Dwyer scores five goals in 7-1 victory against France

    Belgium needed just one point from today’s game against Spain to earn first place in Group A at the Rabobank Hockey World League Semi-Final, and they got just that with a nail-biting 1-1 draw... More

  • Australia back on track: Belgium stays unbeaten

    First place in Group A wide open again

    Australia looked strong today at the Rabobank Hockey World League Semi-Final after soundly defeating Spain 5-2 in the second game of round robin action. It was Spain’s first loss in the group and... More

World League

Final Standings

  1. Belgium
    1. Belgium
  2. Australia
    2. Australia
  3. Netherlands
  4. New Zealand
  5. Spain
    5. Spain
  6. India
    6. India
  7. Ireland
    7. Ireland
  8. France
    8. France


Jun 23, 2013
ESP Spain
India IND
NZL New Zealand
Netherlands NED
BEL Belgium
Australia AUS
Apr 18, 2014 3:40pm
No matches to display
No matches to display

Pool Standings

Team Pld W D L GD Pts
Pool A
Belgium  BEL 3 2 1 0 5 7
Australia  AUS 3 2 0 1 7 6
Spain  ESP 3 1 1 1 -1 4
France  FRA 3 0 0 3 -11 0
Pool B
Netherlands  NED 3 2 1 0 7 7
New Zealand  NZL 3 1 2 0 2 5
India  IND 3 0 2 1 -2 2
Ireland  IRL 3 0 1 2 -7 1
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