Begin typing your search above and press return to search.

Netherlands win bronze

By The Assam Tribune

NEW DELHI, March 13 (PTI): The Netherlands scripted a remarkable come-from-behind victory to win the hockey World Cup bronze medal by defeating England 4-3 in a thrilling match here today.

The Dutch, who were trailing 1-3 at the breather made a remarkable comeback by pumping in three goals in the second session to win their second bronze medal in the World Cup history.

The three-time champions had already won two silver earlier and with today�s bronze was their seventh World Cup medal. This is also their first podium finish after their third place in 2002 when they beat South Korea in the bronze medal match. Dutch captain Teun de Nooijer, who was outstanding in the field today, scored in his last World Cup match and equalled Pakistani Akhtar Rasool�s record of most number of World Cup medals.

Teun de Nooijer (22nd), Taeke Taekema (48th), Klaas Vermeulen (56th) and Rogier Hofman (67th) scored for the Dutch. With today�s goal � his eighth � star drag-flicker Taekema became the tournament top scorer.

Next Story
Similar Posts
Netherlands win bronze

NEW DELHI, March 13 (PTI): The Netherlands scripted a remarkable come-from-behind victory to win the hockey World Cup bronze medal by defeating England 4-3 in a thrilling match here today.

The Dutch, who were trailing 1-3 at the breather made a remarkable comeback by pumping in three goals in the second session to win their second bronze medal in the World Cup history.

The three-time champions had already won two silver earlier and with today�s bronze was their seventh World Cup medal. This is also their first podium finish after their third place in 2002 when they beat South Korea in the bronze medal match. Dutch captain Teun de Nooijer, who was outstanding in the field today, scored in his last World Cup match and equalled Pakistani Akhtar Rasool�s record of most number of World Cup medals.

Teun de Nooijer (22nd), Taeke Taekema (48th), Klaas Vermeulen (56th) and Rogier Hofman (67th) scored for the Dutch. With today�s goal � his eighth � star drag-flicker Taekema became the tournament top scorer.