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Anne Veenendaal, a reserve in Tokyo but switching as a sub with Josine Koning for the Netherlands’ pool matches, also had to contend with playing against her girlfriend in the defending champions’ opening match with Ireland.
Irish stopper Ayeisha McFerran and Veenendaal are partners who live in Utrecht together. “It’s always special to play against each other,” Veenendaal says. “That is extra special, even if it has happened quite often already.
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