Dutch womens hockey team through to finals
The Dutch women’s hockey team will play South Korea in the finals of the Champions Trophy on Sunday.
National coach Max Caldas’ team secured a place in the finals by beating South Korea 2-0 in the final duel of the ‘Winners Group’ in the Wagener Stadium in Amstelveen.
The South Koreans could afford losing against the Dutch women with a two-point goal difference because Argentina on Saturday beat New Zealand 3-2.
This meant that South Korea and Argentina ended up with four points each, but the South Korean goal difference 6-6 is just a little better than that of the Argentinian team 5-5.
The Dutch team made it clear right from the start they had not struck a deal with the South Koreans about a draw. Within 30 seconds of the first whistle the ball was already lying behind South Korean goalie Moon Young-hui. And Kim Lammers was able to score after a brilliant long pass by defender Willemijn Bos, one of the revelations of the Champions Trophy.
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