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    Hockeyroos hold on in the heat of the Hague, Maartje drains two in home team win, Japan and Belgium draw

    First goal-less draw of World Cup leaves Black Sticks out of the race, Netherlands go undefeated after win over Korea, Belgium bottom out

    A 0-0 tie between Ocenania rivals Australia and New Zealand was enough to send the Kookaburras through to the semi-finals. Captain Maartje Paumen tallied on two set pieces to help the Netherlands defeat Korea 3-0 to top Pool A with five wins, while a 2-2 tie between Japan and Belgium lands the Red Panthers at the bottom of the pool. More

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    A long hockey career with the Grand Masters World Cup

    Finals for the Grand Masters World Cup in The Hague will happen 13 June

    Four matches in four days in the baking sun is a tough task for any player, but even more so when the average age of the team is 65. Nevertheless, 56 teams from 16 countries are battling it out at The Hague hockey club Kleine Zwitserland in the seventh Grand Masters Hockey World Cup.  x 80 More

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    The men and women behind the mask

    An inside look at the goalkeeping at the Rabobank Hockey World Cup 2014

    One standout feature of this year’s Rabobank Hockey World Cup has been the quality of goalkeeping. Whether it was the heroics of Jaap Stockmann to withstand the German onslaught in the final minutes of their tense pool B encounter or the athleticism of Aisling D'hooghe as she saved multiple shots from Kelly Jonker and company when Belgium faced the Netherlands. We catch up with some of the men and women who provide the last line of defence.  x 7 More

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    Faizal Saari shows his skills

    Interviewing Malaysia's speedy star Faizal Saari

    Faizal Saari is approaching 150 caps for Malaysia. During that time he has earned a reputation as a supremely skilful attacker who regularly gets his name on the score-sheet. The 23-year-old has a potent penalty corner drag-flick, although he has yet to get his name on the score-sheet at this World Cup. More

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    Sharkey strikes twice as American dream lives on, Late goals give wins to Argentina, China

    USA crush Germany's semi-final hopes, Las Leonas survive scare, China down South Africa

    In a big day where points matter, the USA came out firing with a two-goal game from Kathleen Sharkey. Unites States commanded there way to a 4-1 win over Germany, while China edged South Africa, 4-3, with a late goal from Wang Mengyu. England put Argentina to the test but were unable to get the three points. Carla Rebecchi drained a late one to keep Argentina in check, winning 2-1 over England.  x 6 More

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    No joy for hat-trick Hayward, Los Leones roar towards semi-finals, Netherlands cruise past Lads

    Other results in the pool will decide Germany's fate, Argentina blank Korea, Netherlands dominate South Africa

    As the qualification matches draw nearer we see Germany get the 3 points they needed to have any chance of staying alive for a semi-final appearance. Germany bested New Zealand 5-3 despite a hat-trick from Black Sticks flicker Andy Hayward. Gonzalo Peillat served up his second hat trick of flicks to lead Argentina to a convincing 5-0 win over Korea. Netherlands pummeled their way to a 7-1 victory over South Africa to go perfect in their pool More

  • HockeyTracker: how fast can they go?

    Ever wonder how fast a hockey ball travels? You can follow with the mobile app during the Rabobank Hockey World Cup

    Whether you are in the stadium or watching the World Cup at home on the sofa, the HockeyTracker app for mobile phones allows you to check how fast the ball has been travelling during shots at goal. This is the first major hockey tournament where the speed of penalty corners and hits within the circle has been registered digitally. More

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    Home grown talent

    Marsha Cox's mother didn't have the chance to play international hockey; her daughter is making up for it

    If South Africa captain Marsha Cox needed any motivation to play her heart out every time she dons the green and gold of South Africa, she needs look no further than her own family. Marsha's mother, Marian Marescia, has been described as "the best player not to have played for South Africa", her international career curtailed by the apartheid regime that operated in South Africa at the time. More

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    Belgium Lions win the battle of the Reds, India nab first win, Five-star Australia drop England

    Belgium take step nearer semi-finals, India drop Malaysia, Kookaburras undefeated

    In Pool A play today Belgium ousted Spain 5-2 thanks to a two-goal game from Tanguay Cousins. India picked up their first win of the event with a 3-2 win over Malaysia. Australia had a five-goal frenzie to beat Spain 5-2 and continue on as undefeated in Pool A. More

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    Belgium turn up late for Korea's party, Punt bags two in New Zealand win, Netherlands continue undefeated

    Park Mihyun finds her range as Red Panthers wilt in the sun, Black Sticks puts away Cherry Blossoms, Hockeyroos take first loss

    Mihyun Mark scored two goals in a 4-2 victory for Korea over Belgium. Belgium now take the bottom of Pool A, while the Koreans are in third place with 7 points. Anita Punt capitalised twice as New Zealand beat Japan 4-1. It took 57 minutes before the Netherlands capitalised through a Kim Lammers deflection. The Hockeyroos put on a valiant defensive effort but the home team prevailed 2-0 in a thriller match. More

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    Santi's hopes for a Spanish conquest

    Up Close with Spain captain Santi Freixa

    Santi Freixa is a man with a vision. The Spain captain knows that his team lacks international experience, but this World Cup is one step along the way to getting Spain back among the world's hockey elite. "We come into this tournament at a disadvantage because we have not had the international experience necessary to make the next step up," said the engaging Spainiard. "But we are getting better with each game and we feel we have winning performances in us."  x 7 More

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    Peillat puts paid to Black Sticks with hat-trick, South Africa and Korea draw, Netherlands edge Germany

    Three points to Argentina after four-goal second half, South Africa and Korea scoreless, Hertzberger's goal stands over Germany

    A second half hat trick from Gonzalo Peillat gave Argentina victory over New Zealand in a game that was notable for the high standard of defence and possessive play. Korea and South Africa drew 0-0 in a closely fought game, while a game of two giants saw Netherlands take a 1-0 tilt over Germany thanks to a first-half Jeroen Hertzberger goal. More

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