Dutch womens hockey team through to finals

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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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