World Cup: Belgium vs. Spain 1

Belgium vs. Spain 30.07.2018 Match #26/Cross-Over Match 6.00 Push Back Here we are, the first of the knock out games and this cross-over game sees two evenly matched teams playing each other. If the scores are even after 60 minutes, then we will see the first of the penalty shootoutsRead More →

World Cup: Netherlands vs. Italy 12

Netherlands 12 vs. 1 Italy 29.07.2018 Pool A 1.00pm push back Today Carlien Dirkse van den Huevel is making her 200th appearance for her country. Holland rotate their keepers again. Josine Koning starts this match. The Italian reserve keeper, at 16, is the youngest player at this world cup. BothRead More →

World Cup: Japan vs. Belgium 18

Japan 3 vs. 6 Belgium 28.07.2018 Pool D 6.00 push back These two teams have been amongst my favourites so far, playing attacking, exciting hockey and have been unlucky not to have done better in their two previous games. As I look around the Lee Valley stadium, I see aRead More →

World Cup: Spain vs. Germany 24

Spain vs. German 28.07.2018 Pool C 12.00 push back The players are ready and the fans are in the ground and off we go. A little over a minute has been played and it’s a short corner for Spain. The shot is sent towards the keepers right, but Julia CiupkaRead More →