The Dutch men’s hockey team hammered reigning champions Germany 6-1 in London on Saturday to take the European championship title.
It is the first time in eight years Oranje have laid claim to a major prize. They were world title holders in 1990 and European champions in 2007. The Dutch had met Germany in the previous six European finals.
The Dutch women’s hockey team failed to take the European title on Sunday, losing to England 3-1 on shoot outs. The match had ended at 2-2.
Oranje, currently world champions, have been in nine of the 11 previous European title finals and won eight times.
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