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Hockey World Cup: Germany down Netherlands in clinical display

Germany, the two-time champions, charged to a scintillating 4-1 win in their Pool D World Cup clash on Wednesday to underline their credentials as one of the favourites for the 2018 edition. Germany clawed back a Valentin Verga first-half strike...

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 performance of the first round of Pool games. It could have...

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 Dutch, who convincingly won the World Cup in the summer, won their seventh Women's Champions Trophy...

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

Kitty van Male, the World Cup's top scorer, has announced her retirement aged 30. The fearsome striker netted eight times in London as Holland won an eighth World Cup - after being overlooked for the previous two editions. But despite her...

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 for Holland, the world No 1 side since 2011, will see...

Emotional Alyson Annan reveals tough day at Hockey World Cup final

Dutch coach Alyson Annan has admitted to a tough day watching Holland defend their World Cup title at the weekend. Annan's brother died of a heart attack at the age of 39, seven years to the day that she oversaw...

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, smashed in her eighth of the competition from close range in the...

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

Ireland midfielder Nicci Daly is a motor racing data engineer and knows all about speed on four wheels. Yet even she was forced to acknowledge the incredible movement and pace of the Dutch team as they raced to a 6-0...

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 by claiming that the hosts can be beaten 5-0 and that they play like "headless chickens"...

Hockey World Cup: Holland women prosper under ‘DvdH’

Every international tournament brings caps' milestones: acknowledgments or flowers for 50, 100 and 150 and so on. Sunday's latest presentation was eye-opening for Dutch captain Carlien Dirkse van den Heuvel - and their rivals. The 31-year-old midfielder marked her 200th...
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Ayeisha McFerran issues appeal after hockey World Cup medal stolen

Ireland women's goalkeeper Ayeisha McFerran has appealed for the return of her World Cup silver medal after it was...
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