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Hockey World Cup: Germany down Netherlands in clinical display

By The Hockey Paper, Bhubaneswar Germany, the two-time champions, charged to a scintillating 4-1 win in their Pool D World Cup clash on Wednesday to underline …

Hockey World Cup: Netherlands can be kings of Kalinga after 20-year hiatus

Greater tests will come for Max Caldas’ side, but already they look in sync at this World Cup to deal with them. Their 7-0 routing of Malaysia was the …

Plenty to savour for Dutch hockey: 43 unbeaten, Marijn Veen emerges

The Netherlands ended 2018 by remaining the world’s No 1 women’s hockey team in the latest rankings after a record-equalling win on Sunday. The …

Kitty van Male says goodbye to Oranje as Holland set out FIH Pro League path

By The Hockey Paper Kitty van Male, the World Cup’s top scorer, has announced her retirement aged 30. The fearsome striker netted eight times in London …

Final Women’s Hockey Champions Trophy set for China

By The Hockey Paper Holland will be favourites to win a seventh title in the last women’s Champions Trophy, set to be played in China in November. A win …

Emotional Alyson Annan reveals tough day at Hockey World Cup final

By The Hockey Paper Dutch coach Alyson Annan has admitted to a tough day watching Holland defend their World Cup title at the weekend. Annan’s brother …

Holland star Kitty van Male undecided over Tokyo 2020 future

Despite finishing as top goalscorer at the World Cup, Kitty van Male says she is undecided over her international future. Van Male, who made her debut in 2009, …

Underdogs Ireland show spirit in Women’s Hockey World Cup silver

By The Hockey Paper Ireland midfielder Nicci Daly is a motor racing data engineer and knows all about speed on four wheels. Yet even she was forced to …

Women’s Hockey World Cup: England play like headless chickens, says Dutch captain

By The Hockey Paper Dutch captain Carlien Dirkse van den Heuvel has upped the ante ahead of tonight’s eagerly-anticipated World Cup showdown with England …

Hockey World Cup: Dutch antics, crashing sticks and tunnel focus

By The Hockey Paper England women will face the Dutch, the world No 1 side, for the first time since last summer’s EuroHockey Championships – and …