Category Archives: FIH

Netherlands storm to gold and records get re-written at Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup London 2018

  • Netherlands win eighth title with stunning final performance

London: Relentless and magnificent. The Netherlands have absolutely owned the Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup since their opening 7-0 scoreline against Korea. Continue reading Netherlands storm to gold and records get re-written at Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup London 2018

Brave Hockeyroos Suffer Shootout Heartache

Sunday 5 August 2018 | The Hockeyroos have cruelly missed out on a spot in the 2018 Women’s World Cup final in a penalty shootout after fighting back for a brave 1-1 draw with the Netherlands in Sunday morning’s (AEST) semi-final in London. Continue reading Brave Hockeyroos Suffer Shootout Heartache

Hockeyroo’s In To The Semi Final In Dramatic Fashion

World number three team Argentina and the world number five team Australia have always been well-matched but in this quarter-final it seemed nothing could separate them. They have both won the World Cup twice, they have long occupied a place within the top five in the world, they both have iconic players in their glorious hockey history and neither side can stand losing. Continue reading Hockeyroo’s In To The Semi Final In Dramatic Fashion

Spain Break German Hearts To Reach Semi’s

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.

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England Half Find Form To Beat Korea

In the second crossover match between England and Korea, the host nation came out to play with an intensity and fluidity that had been missing for some of their earlier matches. Suddenly the passes were connecting, the runs were better-timed and chances were being created. Continue reading England Half Find Form To Beat Korea

India Find Scoring Ways To End The Italian Dream

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

Fiesta time at the Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup as Spain and Argentina win cross-over matches

  • 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