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The stats which put Netherlands women on a hockey pedestal

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Since losing to Team GB in the Rio Olympic women’s final, Alyson Annan’s side have raised their game and produced five outstanding years at the top of the women’s game.

Should they reach the Tokyo Olympics final, they will have played over 100 matches since Rio, with a staggering record behind them.

The Dutch will hit the 100 matches mark in their fourth Pool match in Tokyo, coincidentally against Great Britain – and likely with just three defeats (two of them Test matches) in the last five years.

Here, we asked Ramon Min, of hockey.nl, to compile the stats which mark Annan’s side out as one of the finest team performers in many a year.

Number of matches by the Dutch women since the Rio final:
*Stats compiled before Tokyo Games competition start

– 96 matches (competitive and non-competitive, but all official)

– 84 wins

– 8 draws (5 of them ending in shoot-outs, which the Dutch all won)

– 3 defeats

– 354 goals scored

– 51 goals conceded

The three defeats since Rio:

– 29 July 2017 (0-1 vs Belgium, non-competitive)

– 2 February 2019 (1-0 vs Australia, Pro League)

– 15 February 2020 (2-0 vs Argentina, Pro League)

The 96 matches since Rio

– 69 competitive matches

      – 61 wins

      – 6 draws

      – 2 defeats

– 27 non-competitive matches (but all official)

      – 24 wins

      – 2 draws

      – 1 defeat

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