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Netherlands rack up men’s Hockey World Cup record score, 14-0 over Chile

The Netherlands racked up a men’s World Cup record score here as they bore down on Chile’s goal in a 14-0 victory at the Kalinga Stadium on Thursday. Jip Janssen scored four, Thierry Brinkman netted a hat-trick with his double...

Belgium and Netherlands to stage combined 2026 Hockey World Cup

Belgium and the Netherlands are promising an “unforgettable spectacle” after their combined bid to host the 2026 men’s and women’s World Cup was given the green light on Thursday. Their submission scuppered several standalone submissions, including England Hockey and Wales...

Club hockey life in the Netherlands: A safe haven that has to be witnessed

Packed stands, party atmosphere, drinks flowing and the hustle and bustle of young hockey fans is what springs to mind when I think of club hockey here in the Netherlands. The advantage of having over 200,000 hockey players in a...

‘How can you play hockey like that?’ Dutch players revel in ‘amazing’ team goal

Terrassa -- “It was an amazing team goal. It must be in my top two, perhaps the best one.” So Eva de Goede told The Hockey Paper in the tunnels beneath the Estadi Olimpico after the Netherlands had lifted...

Women’s Hockey World Cup: Netherlands magic proves too hot for Argentina

Terrassa -- One of the great goals in Women’s World Cup history, finished with counter-attacking brilliance by Felice Albers, was witnessed on Sunday night as the Netherlands, without ever clicking into their usual all-domineering ‘Total Hockey’ procession over the...

Women’s Hockey World Cup 2022 final: Netherlands v Argentina preview guide

The Hockey Paper runs the rule over Sunday's World Cup bronze medal and final matches at Estadi Olimpico The Hockey Paper's final report World Cup history The history books favour Argentina heading into Sunday's World Cup final between the world's top two...

Women’s Hockey World Cup: Netherlands and Germany scrape through to semi-finals

This was the Netherlands’ 100th Women's World Cup match. But how Belgium looked to scupper their centenary with a milestone victory of their own. Belgium, playing their first World Cup last eight, had deservedly equalised in the second-half, putting some...

Women’s Hockey World Cup: The Dutch aren’t robots, say buoyant Belgium

Amsterdam -- The palmarès may say otherwise, but belief is surging through the Belgium team ahead of their Women’s World Cup quarter-final date with neighbours Netherlands. First, the statistics. Belgium have never beaten the world No 1 side in a...

Meet Dutch hockey’s own media agency

No other federation covers hockey like the Netherlands. Walk into the media centre at any Dutch-hosted major tournament and there will be an editorial staff of 10 or so beavering away across written, video and social. Talk about treating hockey...

A modern hockey clubhouse? Look no further than Amsterdam’s Xenios

It is said in Amsterdam that nine out of 10 hockey clubs in the city have a waiting list. It is one reason why Amsterdam-based club Xenios moved to their new Sportpark Sloten home in 2019, around the club's 60th...
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My week: Nick Giles, Oxted Hockey men’s coach

It’s hockey 24/7 for Oxted player/coach school head of hockey coach Nick Giles. Here, he runs The Hockey Paper...
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