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    Jacko tames the Speedy Tigers, Kookaburras take top of Pool, India and Spain draw

    Hard-working Malaysians are ground down by England, Charter keeps Aussies on top of Pool, India and Spain level

    England grinded out a 2-0 win over Malaysia for the opening of Day five in Pool A of the Rabobank Hockey World Cup 2014 in The Hague, Netherlands. Australia downed Belgium 3-1 to take the top of Pool A convincingly. India and Spain each grabbed a point after playing to a 1-1 draw. More

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    Aussies blushes spared by two-goal Kenny, Japan and Korea draw, Netherlands blank Black Sticks

    Penalty corner conversion rate causes concern in Hockeyroos camp, Cherry Blossoms hold Korea to tie, Might Dutch prevail over New Zealand

    Australia made hard work of their 3-2 win over 12th-ranked Belgium in a game that was distinctly lacking in quality from both sides. It was a repeat of the Asia Cup and Korea and Japan had a 1-1 draw in a tight affair. The Netherlands took three points from New Zealand with a 2-0 win despite a valiant effort from the Black Sticks defence, in particular keeper Sally Rutherford. More

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    Keeping it in the family

    Jill and Tom Boon are at the core of the Belgium men's and women's teams, but they have very different aims for this World Cup

    "And Belgium's number 27, Boon, finds the back of the net again!" As the commentator's voice rings out across the stadium, the Boon family can celebrate again as either Jill or Tom score yet another goal for their country. More

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    Career twilight could provide career highlight for Black Sticks captain

    Dean Couzins' team is sitting pretty at the top of table after second round of pool matches

    With two games played and a maximum six points won, New Zealand have got their World Cup campaign off to sparkling start. We catch up with Dean Couzins, the Black Sticks captain, who recently celebrated his 300th cap in a Black Sticks shirt. More

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    Fleuren named Knight In The Order Of Orange Nassau

    EHF President Marijke Fleuren was honoured by Minister Edith Schippers of Health, Welfare and Sport

    Marijke Fleuren, President of the EuroHockey Federation (EHF) was named this week a Knight in the Order of Orange-Nassau. Marijke received her insignia from Minister Edith Schippers of Health, Welfare and Sport during a special ceremony in The Hague this week. More

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    Crunching numbers for World Cup success

    New analysis shows mental strength trumps speed for on-field success

    A recent analysis of the past and current performances of the Australian, Belgian, German, Dutch and Spanish teams was conducted to provide more information on other factors for success.The research was carried out by an organisation of Dutch hockey veterans, who wanted to understand why the Dutch team had failed to maintain the momentum of its performance in the late 1990s.  x 15 More

  • Fitting match to celebrate century

    Chinese umpire Miao Lin umpired her 100th international today

    Umpire Miao Lin made Chinese umpiring history today as she was awarded the prestigious Golden Whistle nod for 100 international matches. Not only is she the 34th women’s umpire to receive the honour but she is also the first Chinese umpire, in men's or women's hockey, to reach the century mark.  x 39 More

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    Hayward hits hat-trick as Black Sticks win again, Argentina turn rankings, Home team needs last seconds to drop Korea

    5-0 victory over South Africa gives New Zealand six points from two games, Los Leones spoil Germany spotlight, Dutch down spirited Korea

    New Zealand's Black Sticks maintained their perfect start to the Rabobank Hockey World Cup by surging to a convincing 5-0 Pool B win over South Africa in the GreenFields Stadium. Manuel Brunet dealt a stinger in the opening half to give Argentina an upset win against world No. 2 Germany 1-0. Korea held Netherlands to a 1-1 draw until the dying seconds when home-town hero Robbert Kemperman dealth a stinger to send the Oranje up 2-1 in the final game of day four.  x 3 More

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    Mavers double sinks South Africa, China blow by England, Pan Am rivals draw

    Missed chances cost South Africa dearly, England struggle with China, USA and Argentina draw in thriller

    Germany called on all their big stage international experience to hold off a spirited South Africa attack to secure all three points with a 3-1 win in the opening pool B match of day four. Despite having numerous chances England were unable to cope with a resilient Chinese back line. China tallied two for two on opportunities and added a third on an empty net. The USA and Argentina rallied in a Pan Am clash to tie 2-2 in a rainy thriller. More

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    Korea has experience on their side

    Up Close with You Hyosik of Korea

    You Hyosik is Korea's most capped player with 256 caps, and has been a stalwart of the team since the 2004 Olympics in Athens, where his team finished eighth. In the opening game at the Rabobank Hockey World Cup, You came close to being the hero of the match when his reverse stick shot beat the 'keeper but hit the post. Those few inches proved costly as New Zealand went on to sneak a win in the final minute of the game. More

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    Home from home for the German 'Oranje'

    Muller and Bachmann go Dutch

    German internationals Tina Bachmann and Julia Müller have played hockey in the Netherlands for years so the current World Cup is a bit of a home-based competition for them. Müller joined Laren hockey club near Hilversum seven years ago and Bachmann followed her over the border a year later. More

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    Deavin showboats for Kookaburras, England stun India, Boon runs riot for Belgium

    Spain have no answers to Australian masterclass, England earn first win, Belgium crush Malaysia

    The Kookaburras are two for two with a 3-0 win over Spain. Timothy Deavin, Kieran Govers and Mark Knowles each got on the board for Australia. Simon Mantell served a dagger to the Indian hearts, scoring the winning goal in the final minute of play to give England their first three points. Sensational striker Tom Boon tallied four in the 6-2 win for Belgium over Malaysia. More

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