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Reigning champions Netherlands confirm World Cup team

July 3, 2018
Courtesy of hockey.nl

Netherlands Head Coach Alyson Annan has announced the names of the eighteen players who will compete at the Vitality Hockey Women's World Cup London 2018 between 21 July-5 August in London, England.

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Speaking about the selection, Annan said: "In the Netherlands we have a luxury problem. There is a lot of talent and experience in the group that I had at my disposal in the past year. Nevertheless, we quickly agreed as a staff on the choice for these 18 players. Of course it is unfortunate that I had to disappoint players, but this is a professional group. We have had a lot of contact with each other."

In preparation for the World Cup, from 11-14 July, Netherlands will play a four-nation tournament in Munich, Germany. Opponents during that include the hosts, Argentina and New Zealand. On that, Annan said: "In Munich we can play with 20 players because it is a preparation tournament. Sanne Koolen and Maria Verschoor therefore travel with us to Germany." 

"In the Netherlands we have a luxury problem. There is a lot of talent and experience in the group that I had at my disposal in the past year."
Alyson Annan, Netherlands Head Coach

Netherlands squad for the Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup London 2018: 

  • Ireen van den Assem 
  • Carlien Dirkse van den Heuvel 
  • Margot van Geffen 
  • Eva de Goede 
  • Kelly Jonker 
  • Marloes Keetels 
  • Josine Koning (GK) 
  • Laurien Leurink Laren
  • Caia van Maasakker 
  • Kitty van Male 
  • Frédérique Matla 
  • Laura Nunnink 
  • Malou Pheninckx 
  • Pien Sanders 
  • Lauren Stam 
  • Anne Veenendaal (GK) 
  • Xan de Waard 
  • Lidewij Welten 

To find out who Netherlands will be playing and when, click here.

For all information regarding the Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup in London, including the full schedule, teams, news and more, click here.

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