World Cup: Japan vs. Belgium 1

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 4

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 13

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 15

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 →

World Cup: Australia vs. Japan 26

Australia 3 vs. 2 Japan 8.00 push back Pool D 21.07.2018 There is a slightly more relaxed feel in the stadium for this late pushback. Somebody hasn’t told the Japanese, though, as they fire a high ball from the top the Australian ‘D’, early on. The game settles down andRead More →