Dutch women take European hockey title for the 12th time

Celebrations as the Dutch win their fourth title i a row. Photo: Ronald Wittek ANP

The Dutch women’s hockey team have prolonged their European title with a 3-1 win over Belgium in Mönchengladbach in Germany on Saturday afternoon.

It is the 12th time the Dutch women’s team have been European champions and the fourth tournament victory in a row. The competition was inaugurated in 1984.

The Oranje men’s team are hoping to make it a double Dutch victory when they meet England in their final on Sunday at 3 pm.

The Dutch women are also reigning world and Olympic champions.

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