The Dutch field hockey on Thursday that, surprisingly, in the semi-finals of the european CHAMPIONSHIPS, and is off. The team of coach Max Caldas has lost in the midst of Antwerp, in a painful way, in Spain, and that it was only in the last seven minutes of hit work (3-4).
This is the first time since 2013 that the Netherlands was not successful in the final of the european cup to pick it up. The hockey players took over in the year 2015 (in London), and 2017 (Amstelveen, netherlands) and the European championship, by france and Germany, in the final battle to defeat them.
The defeat against Spain, wait for a Orange to a meeting with Belgium or Germany in the match for the third place. Two countries later, on a Thursday night to (20: 30). In the consolation class is on Saturday, at the program.
In the netherlands in the group stage was too strong for the republic of Ireland (5-2), Germany (3-2) and Scotland (6-0), the new five-times European champions. The last time the hockey players of a european CHAMPIONSHIP without a medal, finishing in 2003, in Barcelona, spain.
The Dutch hockeysters still have a chance to get to the european CHAMPIONSHIP finals to achieve it. The team of head coach Alyson Annan, will play Friday night in the semi-final showdown against the united kingdom (will start at 18.00 o’clock). The European champions are among the men and the women who win a ticket to the Olympic Games next year in Tokyo, japan.
Head coach Max Caldas and saw his team to a painful loss. (Photo: Pro-Shots)
Spain’s extremely effective, with strafcorners
The hockey players had a disastrous start against the Spaniards, who, in the second minute with a penalty corner, and there, partly due to the moderate keeperswerk two of the of the Of the most of often.
In the second quarter Spain made it 2-0 and once again caught the attention of the match from a penalty corner. This time it was a keeper Pirmin Blaak, who are out in the field, and had come to Van der Ven, looking to work hard and high to push by Pau Quemada.
The netherlands is introduced, there is barely anything in front of it. The best was just before half-time before Mink van der Weerden, but his attempt from a penalty corner against the post. Spain proved to be a lot more effective by including the third penalty corner in a convincing way to work by Josep Romeu.
In the fourth and final quarter looking to the Netherlands for the attack, and it was to Spain’s more and more pushed back, but it was Orange, with caution and good luck in the completion.
Spain has made it even more (0 to 4) of, and then Billy Baker and Jip produced in the last seven minutes, and the pain might verzachtten. With five seconds on the clock, and took advantage of Janssen’s yet another penalty corner, but the aansluitingstreffer was too late.
Sander, the Wine is frustrated by the defeat of the Orange. (Photo: Pro-Shots)