The Dutch hockeysters have it on Monday, the first group competition at the european CHAMPIONSHIPS in Antwerp and won. The number one favourite for the title, but stayed on for a 1-1-draw against Spain will be the worst start to a CHAMPIONSHIP ever.
The netherlands, the tournament started with a 1-1-tie against Belgium and it stayed on for a EK, not rather without a win in the first two games.
Spain was the first to poulewedstrijd of the european CHAMPIONSHIP in Antwerp, with 1-0 too strong for Russia. Belgium and Russia will meet later in the day.
In spite of the the same games the Orange have a view on the way to the first of the two, and, hence, to reach the semi-finals. Profits at the on-paper weakness of Russia on Tuesday will normally be enough.
Caia van Maasakker, celebrates her opening goal against Spain. (Photo: Pro-Shots)
European CHAMPIONSHIP matches without a victory, rare Orange
Against Spain, made Caia van Maasakker from a penalty corner for the lead, but it was still within the first fifteen minutes that the opponent is moving around. The orange was more powerful, and more dangerous, but it didn’t captivate any more.
This is only the second time that the Netherlands have a minimum of two games is not to win a CHAMPIONSHIP. The only other time was in 1991, when it was immediately played, and they lost.
The nine-time European champion, and is also now the big favourite for the title. The winner of the european CHAMPIONSHIPS is an olympic-sized ticket to be ready.
The Dutch athletes are in the Olympic Games in Tokyo