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  • Netherlands women crowned Rabobank Hockey World Cup champions

    Legend Lammers ends international career with a goal and a gold

    First half goals from team captain Maartje Paumen and retiring legend Kim Lammers gave the Netherlands a thoroughly deserved 2-0 victory over Austalia’s Hockeyroos in the women’s final of the Rabobank Hockey World Cup 2014 in The Hague.  x 3 More

  • Women 3/4th: Lucha defies pain to lead Las Leonas to bronze

    Aymar double is enough to give Argentina 2-1 win over USA

    Tears of anguish may have flowed after the loss to the Netherlands in the semi-final, but Luciana Aymar was crying tears of joy and pain after coming on the pitch, despite an obviously painful injury, to score two fabulous goals and inspire her team to the bronze medal in this World Cup. And with coach Carlos Retegui announcing he will be stepping down as coach to Las Leonas after the game, it was also a fitting tribute to the charismatic coach that he leaves this world cup with at least one...  x 43 More

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    Singh hits high note, A neat finish for Punt

    Korea undone by India's pace and flow, Black Sticks women take 5th

    The 9/10 classification match between India and Korea was a contrast in styles. Fortunately for Sardar Singh and his teammates, a comfortable 3-0 victory for the team ranked eighth in the world was how they finished. A brace for the Black Sticks queen of speed Anita Punt helped New Zealand record a 4-0 victory over China in the 5/6 classification match at the Kyocera Stadium. More

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    “The best Masters tournament ever”

    In Rotterdam the finals of the FIH Masters 40+, 45+, 50+ en 55+ took place

    As the men’s semi-finals took place in the Kyocera Stadium, in Rotterdam the finals of the FIH Masters 40+, 45+, 50+ en 55+ were being played. The day began at 9.00 with the 50+ men’s teams from England and Germany and ended with the Netherlands – Australia in the 40+ event.  x 106 More

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    Netherlands sets the bar high

    FIH successfully completes Observer Programme during Rabobank Hockey World Cup 2014

    Using The Hague's offering as a benchmark, FIH and KNHB staff led a comprehensive Observer programme designed to offer nations who are preparing to host hockey tournaments in the next four years a chance to learn, discuss and plan for their event. More

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    A bronze age for the golden girl

    After Argentina hand back the World Cup crown, we look back at the career of a true hockey icon

    Luciana Aymar came to The Hague with huge hopes for a fourth World Cup medal and the expectations of a hockey-loving nation on her shoulders. Unfortunately for Luciana and her teammates, the superstar – who has been voted FIH Player of the Year an unprecedented eight times – picked up a hamstring injury in the second game of the tournament and has not been able to impose herself on this competition in the way she, or Argentina, would have wanted.  x 60 More

  • Kookaburras join Hockeyroos in joint assault on Oranje

    A dominant display by Kookaburras means Ric's men face the Netherlands in World Cup final

    Australia marched into the finals of the Rabobank Hockey World Cup after leaving Los Leones stunned by a dominant display of attack and counter-attacking hockey of the highest quality. Earlier in the day, the Netherlands coach Marc Lammers had said he hoped to meet the Kookaburras in the final because they played a style of hockey he admired. It is a wish that has come true, but may also come back to haunt him if Australia continue their current trend of improving with every game. More

  • Dutch dam stems England's attacking flow

    England and Netherlands offer defensive masterclass, but Dutch get decisive goal

    England and the Netherlands played out a thrilling semi-final in the afternoon heat at the Kyocera Stadium. With the Netherlands taking a lead in the 31st minute through a thunderous Mink van Weerden penalty corner it was always going to be a tough call for England to play their own game. The match finished 1-0, and the home nation will now face either Australia or Argentina in Sunday's final.  x 4 More

  • (Photo: Frank Reelick)

    First-ever World Cup Beach Hockey Festival in Scheveningen

    Beach hockey is all about technique

    Playing hockey in sand might seem like an impossible task. But if you’ve ever watched a game of beach hockey or had a go yourself, then you will know it is a tough sport in itself. From June 12 to June 14, the first ever World Cup Beach Hockey Festival is taking place in The Hague Beach Stadium – a must see for all hockey fans.  x 10 More

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    Pietie signs off with final goal, Korea take 7th with win over Germany

    South African women finished 9th in scoring legend Pietee Coetzee's 287th and final match

    While the result was important for both teams, with Japan wanting to cement their spot as ninth-ranked team in the FIH World Rankings and South Africa seeking to rise as high up the finishing places as possible. South Africa found a way through Pietie Coetzee, taking a 2-0 win over Japan, while Korea worked their magic to take 7th place with a 4-2 win over Germany.   More

  • (Photo: frank uijlenbroek)

    Tobias' year ends on a downer

    Germany's long run in World Cup semi-finals comes to an end

    The 2013-2014 season started well for Tobias Hauke. Crowned the 2013 FIH Player of the Year, he also guided his team to success in the Bundesliga and the Euro Hockey League. But the real goal, a German victory at the Hockey World Cup, was snatched from the German team's grasp after two uncharacteristic losses in the pool stages. Prior to that, the German team also lost their number one world ranking when they finished seventh in the Hero World Hockey League Finals in India in January. More

  • Women's Semi-final 2: Netherlands hit top gear and tame Las Leonas

    Argentina are swept away by the free scoring Oranje

    It was the match that many people thought would be the final, but this World Cup is providing surprises every step of the way. What was not a surprise was the quality of the Netherlands side that took to the field for the second women's semi-final. What was more surprising was the ease with which the women in orange swept the challenge of the reigning champions aside to win the game by a convincing 4-0 scoreline.  x 12 More

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