Dutch women triumph in hockey World League

Celebrating victory. Photo Novum

The Dutch women’s hockey team have won the Hockey World League final in Argentina, beating Australia 5-1.

Australia kicked off the scoring after five minutes of play and it took until the 42nd minute for Maartje Paumen to open the Dutch onslaught with a penalty corner.

Oranje, who are also reigning Olympic champions, are now favourites to win the World Cup, which takes place in The Hague next June.

Three of the team’s long-standing players – Naomi van As, Eva de Goede and Kim Lammers – are still out through injury.

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