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Agliotti brings Netherlands European gold

August 29, 2009

Netherlands is the new European Women's Champion. The Dutch team defeated Germany on Saturday in a spectacular final against Germany (3:2). Marilyn Agliotti was the match winner, scoring two goals in the final, including the winning goal.

Netherlands was the best team in for a sold-out 9'000 crowd in the Wagner Stadium in Amstelveen, Netherlands. After winning the World Cup in 2006, the Olympic Gold in 2008, Netherlands claimed its third major title. It was a tough match for the Dutch team against the 2007 European Champion, but a goal of Agliotti with less than ten minutes to play gave Netherlands the title.

England won the bronze medal. The English team defeated Spain 2-1. It was the third European bronze medal in a row for the English team.

Champion Netherlands, runner-up Germany, England and Spain are directly qualified for the BDO FIH World Cup 2010, to be played in Rosario, Argentina.

Results Saturday 29 August:

Final:
Netherlands-Germany 3:2 (2:2)

Bronze medal match:
Spain-England 1:2 (0:1)

Classification 5-8:
Russia-Ireland 1:1 (1:1)
Azerbaijan-Scotland 3:1 (1:1)

Final ranking:

  1. Netherlands (Qualified for BDO FIH World Cup 2010)
  2. Germany (Qualified for BDO FIH World Cup 2010)
  3. England (Qualified for BDO FIH World Cup 2010)
  4. Spain (Qualified for BDO FIH World Cup 2010)
  5. Ireland
  6. Azerbaijan
  7. Russia
  8. Scotland

 


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