Reigning Champions Netherlands announced their 18-members team for the Vitality Hockey Women's World Cup London 2018
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Netherlands Head Coach Alyson Annan has announced the names of the eighteen players who will compete at the Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup London 2018 between 21 July-5 August in London, England.

Speaking about the selection, Annan said: “In the Netherlands we have a luxury problem. There is a lot of talent and experience in the group that I had at my disposal in the past year. Nevertheless, we quickly agreed as a staff on the choice for these 18 players. Of course it is unfortunate that I had to disappoint players, but this is a professional group. We have had a lot of contact with each other.”

In preparation for the World Cup, from 11-14 July, Netherlands will play a four-nation tournament in Munich, Germany. Opponents during that include the hosts, Argentina and New Zealand. On that, Annan said: “In Munich we can play with 20 players because it is a preparation tournament. Sanne Koolen and Maria Verschoor therefore travel with us to Germany.”

Netherlands squad for the Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup London 2018:

  • Ireen van den Assem 
  • Carlien Dirkse van den Heuvel 
  • Margot van Geffen 
  • Eva de Goede 
  • Kelly Jonker 
  • Marloes Keetels 
  • Josine Koning (GK) 
  • Laurien Leurink Laren
  • Caia van Maasakker 
  • Kitty van Male 
  • Frédérique Matla 
  • Laura Nunnink 
  • Malou Pheninckx 
  • Pien Sanders 
  • Lauren Stam 
  • Anne Veenendaal (GK) 
  • Xan de Waard 
  • Lidewij Welten 

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