World Cup: Japan vs. Belgium 5

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 11

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 →

World Cup: China vs. Netherlands 20

China 1 vs. 7 Netherlands 27.07.2018 Pool A 6.00 push back Anne Veenendaal starts in goal for  the Netherlands this game, with the coach Alyson Annan seemingly rotating the keepers between the games. We start off in rather wet conditions, with the upper west stand being closed due to safetyRead More →

World Cup: Ireland vs. India 22

Ireland 1 vs. 0 India 25.07.2018 Pool B 2.00 push back The furthest that Ireland have ever gotten in a world cup before, it was in 1994, which was hosted in Dublin and they came 11th out of 12. Today they have a chance to win their group and passRead More →