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Field hockey European champion after making a comeback against Belgium

Field hockey European champion after making a comeback against Belgium

The Dutch hockey players Sunday for the second time in a row European champion. Orange arc in the final against Belgium a 0-2 deficit to a 4-2 victory.

Belgium was in the Wagener Stadium in Amstelveen by goals from Tom Boon and Cedric Charlier in the first half on a 0-2 lead came. Robbert Kemperman and Mirco Pruyser brought the stand in the third quarter to re-balance.

Mink van der Weerden made the comeback ten minutes before the time complete. The specialist knew after a number of failed attempts, finally directly scoring from a penalty corner. In the last minute made Pruyser also 4-2, with which he was top scorer of the tournament was.

Orange had earlier this week in the group stage of the european CHAMPIONSHIPS, a signed 0-5 defeat suffered against Belgium. Thanks to victories in Spain and Austria, however, was the semi-final, in which 3-1 was settled with England.

Hockey players beat Belgium in european CHAMPIONSHIP final

Mirco Pruijser is blissfully happy after the Netherlands at 2-2.
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Valentin Verga trying to get everything in focus at Orange.
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Billy Bakker tap the ball away for his opponent.
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Belgium celebrates the 2-0 of Charlier.
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Max Caldas is proud and elated after the victory in the european CHAMPIONSHIP final.
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The netherlands, close to the european CHAMPIONSHIP with the grand prize.
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Effective

Belgium also showed in the final right on about scoring ability. After the first hit thanks to the videoarbiter was canceled, it stops Tom Bean touch from the first penalty corner.

Also in the second quarter of Belgium was very effective. Where the Netherlands three strafcorners and a handful of opportunities left, shot Cédric Charlier on the other hand, beautifully across the back the 2-0 within. A beautiful hit of Kemperman, which is a high-pass accepted and immediately uithaalde, brought in the 37th minute, the atmosphere and the tension back.

Pruyser (2x) and Van der Weerden, who are penalty corner in the building had something custom made for a celebratory atmosphere in the Amsterdam Forest.

Fifth time

For the Dutch field hockey is the fifth European title in history. Two years ago, it was at the previous european CHAMPIONSHIPS Germany in the final with 6-1 records. Previously, Orange was the European champion in 1983, 1987 and 2007.

By the income of the hockey players in the final is the success rate for Orange this EK complete. Saturday picked up the women for the European title in the final battle also Belgium to beat.

Belgium is still waiting always at the first international grand prize. Last year lost the ‘Red Lions’, the final of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro from Argentina.

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