Saturday 19 June 2021

Double Dutch: Oranje women win Eurohockey

The Dutch women’s hockey team made it three in a row by winning the European title for the third time in succession in Amstelveen on Sunday with a 2-0 win over Germany. It is the 11th time that the Dutch women have won the Eurohockey title. Marloes Keetels and Frédérique Matla scored the goals. Coach Alyson Annan said the win is an important match in the run up to the Olympics, which start in six weeks time. ‘We need some... More >

Dutch men take European hockey title

The Dutch men’s hockey team have taken the European title after beating Germany on shoot-outs. The Netherlands looked destined for second place in the final but Jip Janssen scored from a penalty corner in the dying seconds of the game to take the score to 2-2 at the end of regular time. Oranje went on to win the title for the sixth time after keeper Pirmin Blaak kept the second German shoot out attempt away from the goal and the... More >

Oranje beat Belgium, make Eurohockey final

The Netherlands will meet Germany in the men’s final of this year’s Euro Hockey championships in Amstelveen on Saturday, after beating Belgium on shoot-outs in their semi-final on Thursday afternoon. Oranje held the defending title holders and tournament favourite to a 2-2 draw in regular playing time, and Bloemendaal’s Jorrit Croon gave the Dutch the win in the shoot outs. Coach Max Caldas said after the game he was proud of his team’s fighting spirit. ‘We were not comfortable during... More >

Jumbo under fire over Euro 2020 ad

Supermarket group Jumbo is refusing to tone down its advertising around the European football championships, despite a request from the Dutch football association KNVB asking it to do so. The Jumbo advert, featuring hundreds of orange-clad fans and oompah music which was adopted by the Dutch women’s team at the 2017 championships, gives the impression that the supermarket group is an official KNVB partner – but the role has been paid for by arch rival Albert Heijn. According to the... More >

Van de Beek pulls out of Euro 2020 squad

Midfielder Donny van de Beek has withdrawn from the Netherlands’ squad for Euro 2020 with an injury. The Dutch football association (KNVB) did not say what type of injury the 24-year-old suffered, but the Telegraaf reported it was a groin strain. Van de Beek had been playing on painkillers for several weeks, but KNVB doctor Edwin Goedhart warned him he risked exacerbating the problem at the tournament, according to the newspaper. Van de Beek was one of the stars of... More >

Eurohockey championships start on Friday

The European EuroHockey championships start in Amstelveen on Friday with 16 teams competing for the men and the women’s field hockey titles. The German men’s team take on Wales in the first match of the tournament on Friday evening, followed by the Netherlands against France. In total, 40 matches will take place over the nine days of the tournament, which ends on Sunday June 13 at the Wagener stadium with the women’s final.  The Dutch women’s team are the defending... More >