The Dutch hockey players have made the group stage of the european CHAMPIONSHIP of field hockey in Antwerp on Tuesday, as top of their group shut down. Scotland with 6-0 records in the field for the semi-finals already were.
After the first quarter it was 2-0, thanks to Billy Baker, Thierry Brinkman. After the successes of the Mink van der Weerden, and Brinkman introduced a highly simplified way, the Janssen, and Mirco Pruyser scoring in the slotminuten more.
The easy victory over the Scots, that means that the Orange at the top, ends up in pool B. In the semi-final battle awaits on Thursday in Spain, the number two of group A. Belgium and Germany in the other semi-final.
The netherlands had the first two group games won. The team of coach Max Caldas was 5 to 1 is too strong for Ireland, and defeated Germany in a close with a 3-2.
The Dutch hockey players are hunting for in Belgium on the sixth European title. Previously, there was a european CHAMPIONSHIP gold in 1983, 1987, 2007, 2015, and 2017. Seven times, it was the Orange runners-up.
Women are not so sure about the semi-finals
In contrast to the men, the women are not even a semi-finalist in the european CHAMPIONSHIPS, but it is reasonable to expect that the team, coach, Alyson Annan, and the final four is reached.
The female team started the CHAMPIONSHIP with two draws, the worst start ever to a european CHAMPIONSHIP, and on Wednesday with a win with a two hit difference at the on-paper weakness of Russia, and anyway, surely the semi-final showdown.
During the tournament, in Antwerp, is not only the title of the game, because for both men as well as women, is for the European champion as well as a ticket for the Olympic Games next year in Tokyo will be ready.
The Dutch athletes are in the Olympic Games in Tokyo