Category Archives: World Cup 2014

World Cup 2014: Women’s Players of the Tournament.

Having looked yesterday at the players of the tournament in the men’s competition, today it is the turn of the women. As with yesterday’s article, these are players who I enjoyed watching play and not necessarily those winning the official player … Continue reading

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World Cup 2014: Men’s Players of the Tournament.

The Rabobank Hockey World Cup was without doubt an incredible two weeks of hockey in both men’s and women’s competitions. I was fortunate enough to spend the whole competition inside the stadium watching the action and the drama unfold. Below … Continue reading

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World Cup 2014, Experts’ Predictions: The Results.

With the Rabobank World Cup 2014 all over and the return to the harsh realities of real life firmly setting in, it’s time to reflect on what was a spectacular tournament in both men’s and women’s competitions. Judging by the … Continue reading

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World Cup 2014 Men’s Final: Quote, Unquote.

A wonderful World Cup draws to a close with Australia producing a stunning display to win the final 6-1. Quotes from a few people and the last word, as it should be, from Ric Charlesworth. 

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World Cup 2014 Men’s Final: Australia 6-1 Netherlands.

A stunning display from the Kookaburras destroyed the home side’s World Cup hopes as a hat-trick from Chris Ciriello helped Ric Charlesworth’s team to a superb 6-1 win. Despite falling behind to an early strike from Jeroen Hertzberger Australia came … Continue reading

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World Cup 2014: Men’s Bronze Medal Match: England 0-2 Argentina.

A brace from Matias Paredes sunk England and captured the bronze medal for Carlos Retegui’s Argentina side. In the game none of the semi-finalists wanted to play in, Los Leones’ No10 struck twice in quick succession to get his side … Continue reading

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Women’s World Cup Final: Quote, unquote.

The Netherlands scooped their eighth world title with a splendid 2-0 win over Australia. Plenty of happy faces and a few sad ones in the mixed zone, but here is what the players and coaches had to say. 

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Women’s World Cup Final: Netherlands 2-0 Australia.

The Netherlands won the Rabobank Hockey World Cup here in The Hague this afternoon with a dominant display to see off Australia by two goals to nil. First half strikes from Maartje Paumen and Kim Lammers, on her 200th and … Continue reading

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World Cup 2014: Men’s Semi-Final Australia 5-1 Argentina.

Ric Charlesworth’s men swept aside the challenge of Argentina to set up the dream final between Australia and the Netherlands with a powerful display of clinical penalty corners and solid defending. A brace from Jeremy Hayward and further strikes from … Continue reading

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World Cup 2014: Men’s Semi-Finals, Quote, Unquote.

In the women’s competition it is an Australia vs Netherlands final and today, the same matchup for the men was confirmed. All the semi-finalists had their say, including the great Ric Charlesworth and Argentina’s “Superman”. See what they make of it … Continue reading

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