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The Netherlands men and women both made winning starts to their respective FIH Pro League campaigns on Sunday (27 January), earning victories over hosts New Zealand at the North Harbour Hockey Stadium in Auckland. The Netherlands men survived an astonishing New Zealand fight-back before emerging 4-3 winners, while a solitary...
Max Caldas
National coach Max Caldas has announced 21-strong names for the games against New Zealand, Australia and Spain for the FIH Pro Hockey League. Sander de Wijn and Thijs van Dam will be missing. Sander got injured during the World Cup on his hamstring and Van Dam recently was operated on his...
Robbert Kemperman
National coach Max Caldas dropped Robbert Kemperman and Valentin Verga for the selection of the FIH Pro League, as the duo will play in the Malaysian Hockey league in January and February . "I regret that I can not appear for the FIH Pro League. I travel to Malaysia for two...
Tristan Algera
Ace drag-flicker Tristan Algera was one of the notable absentees in the selection of the Dutch national team, in preparation for this year's FIH Pro League. For Algera himself, his absence was already known well before the announcement of the selection. 'I had already indicated before the World Cup that I...
Teun de Nooijer
The Netherlands are one of the most successful teams in the world, having won the Summer Olympics twice, the Hockey World Cup three times, the Champions Trophy eight times, the EuroHockey Nations Championship five times and the Hockey World League once. Below is a list of the 10 players with the most caps for the Netherlands, as of 19 November 2018. # Player Period Caps 1 Teun de...
Max Caldas
Unlike national coach Alyson Annan, who already announced 32 names for the Pro League for the Dutch Womens team , Caldas has only passed the mandatory twenty names. Caldas is going by the the FIH rule where he will give the final game selection only fourteen days prior to the game. Caldas will...
Valentin Verga
Robbert Kemperman and Valentin Verga will skip the FIH Pro League. Both experienced players will be participating at the Malaysian league in January and February. National coach Max Caldas informed the duo that he will not use their services in the Pro League and decided to leave them out of the...
Max Cladas
Max Caldas and his team will now turn their attention to a very new challenge – the FIH Pro League. A global league that calls for consistency in performance on a week to week basis, interspersed with long distance travel. “It’s a huge addition to the calendar,” is Max Caldas’...
Jeroen Hertzberger
World no. 4 Netherlands broke Australia's dream of clinching a hat-trick of World Cup titles, beating the two-time defending champions 4-3 in sudden death in a pulsating semi-final of men hockey's show-piece tournament here on Saturday. The Dutch thus took a sweet revenge of their 1-6 loss to the Kookaburras...
Sander de Wijn
Netherlands suffered a blow before the crucial India game, with defender Sander de Wijn being ruled out of the tournament after suffering an injury in their cross-over game against Canada on Tuesday. It’s tough for us to lose an important player. He was an asset,” said Seve van Ass. De Wijn...
Thierry Brinkman
Three-time champions Netherlands on Tuesday mauled lower-ranked Canada 5-0 in the final cross-over match to set up a quarterfinal clash against hosts India in the men's hockey World Cup, here. Dominating the proceedings, Netherlands scored five field goals through Lars Balk (16th minute), Robert Kemperman (20th), Thijs van Dam (40th,...
Arthur De Sloover
As the Odisha Hockey World Cup is reaching knockout phases, the excitement has reached sky-high. Belgium will face Pakistan is first cross-over. Netherlands and Canada will fight for second cross-over. In 2018 Men’s Hockey World Cup, 3rd ranked Belgium meets 13th ranked Pakistan in first cross-over. Pakistan men’s hockey team has faced problems...
Holland keen to shed bridesmaid tag
Sample this: In the last 28 years, the only time Holland’s Men’s Hockey Team hasn’t managed a podium finish is 12 years ago in Monchengladbach,Germany. In other words, they have won a medal at six out of the last seven World Cups. If you want consistency and are looking...
Caldas is very aware that the Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup is a very open contest, with a number of teams capable of making the podium. “There are a whole group of teams capable of winning the men’s World Cup. And you always have 'giant killers' looming in, so it...
Hockey World Cup 2018: "Bhubaneswar is a great place to be and play hockey in front of an amazing crowd." Max Caldas
The Netherlands, ranked No.4 in the World, arrived in India on Saturday evening for the Odisha Hockey Men's World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018. The team has won the World Cup on three occasions and  were runners-up to Australia in 2014 have shown flashes of brilliance in recent competitions. Grouped in Pool D, pegged...

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