London: The surprises just keep coming. This time it was Spain who claimed a higher ranked scalp at the Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup, London 2018 as they beat Germany 1-0.
“If you don’t score, you don’t win,” was the simple summing-up statement of a clearly hugely disappointed Head Coach Xavier Reckinger.
Continue reading Spain Break German Hearts To Reach Semi’s
The difference between India (WR:10) and Italy (WR:17) was the first touch control and the ability to finish an attacking move successfully. When it came to bravery in defence you could not fault the Italian’s approach but when you saw the speed, agility and confidence of the Eves as this game progressed, the outcome became more and more obvious. Continue reading India Find Scoring Ways To End The Italian Dream
- Spain defeat Belgium in shoot-out after tense goalless draw
- Argentina hit form as they defeat New Zealand
- Spain to play Germany and Argentina to face Australia in quarter-finals
There was a distinctly fiesta feel to Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre as first Spain and then Argentina won through to the quarter-finals of the Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup, London 2018. Continue reading Fiesta time at the Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup as Spain and Argentina win cross-over matches
The Hockeyroos must get a better return from their penalty corners in their final 2018 Women’s World Cup pool game against New Zealand in London on Sunday morning (AEST) according to goalkeeper Rachael Lynch. Continue reading Hockeyroos Looking For Payback
London, England: Ireland made history as they won their second game at the Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup by a solitary goal over India. Prior to this tournament, Ireland had never won two games at a World Cup competition. Continue reading Ireland celebrate as they become first team to qualify for Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup quarter finals
The first match of the evening saw two well-matched but completely contrasting teams take to the pitch for the second round of matches in Pool C. Continue reading Germany make it two wins as they beat Argentina
A capacity crowd, a pyrotechnics display and the knowledge that a win was crucial was enough to set nerves jangling for both England and USA. Continue reading England Left Frustrated As Capacity Crowd Find Their Voice
Australia (WR:5) and Belgium (WR:13) went head-to-head in the second Pool D match of the day. The first quarter passed without any goals although there is little doubt that the Hockeyroos were the stronger team in the opening salvos. Continue reading Red Panthers Tame The Hockeyroos
The opening match was played in extreme heat as temperatures in London rocketed to the mid-thirties and the temperature on the pitch was several degrees higher. Continue reading The Cherry Blossoms Are In Full Bloom
In the final match of the day, Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games champions New Zealand (WR:4) faced Belgium, who won silver medal at the Rabobank EuroHockey Championships 2017. Despite a disparity in rankings, this was yet another close contest. Continue reading Belgium Battle But New Zealand Come Out On Top