Alyson Annan: ‘I Don’t Have to Go Back to Orange’

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‘I will not go into that,’ says Alyson Annan, Tuesday evening in Rotterdam. After the Pro League match Netherlands-China (2-1) the question from the media is how she looks back on her break with the Netherlands Women. ‘It’s not interesting to me. I don’t have to go back to that anymore. As the national coach […]

Netherlands: Eva De Goede, Biggest Surprise in Oranje World Cup Selection

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Eva de Goede is the biggest surprise in the World Cup selection of interim national coach Jamilon MĂĽlders. The captain of the Orange Women has not played a single game since her knee injury, but is still fit in time to participate in the world championship to be held from July 1-17 in the Wagener […]

Belgium: Vanasch Possibly the Best Ever

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The Brussels goalkeeper, Vincent Vanasch, won a seventh national trophy which crowns a delicate season and trials at the extra-sporting level. Something to savour a little more this second consecutive title won in the jersey of Rot-Weiss Cologne. It is becoming a good habit for the Red Lions goalkeeper. At the end of each season, […]

Pro-League: Josine Koning – ‘the World Cup Fire Has Been Fueled These Days’

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When the reporter apologizes that Josine Koning has to wait a while because of another interview, the Orange goalkeeper immediately responds: ‘That’s not bad, but it will be taken from my vacation.’ Koning says it with a smile after the Pro League game against Argentina (1-1) , but when we speak to her, she openly admits that she could use […]

CĂ©line Martin-Schmets still dreams of the Paris Games

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After leading several Pro League matches, she will fly south for South Africa, where she will officiate at the U21 World Cup. A new essential step that could lead her, in 2 years, to the Olympic Games. With Laurine Delforge who has established herself as one of the best referees in the world for several years […]

Analysis: search for Annan’s successor is not that easy

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With the departure of Alyson Annan , who has been at the helm of the Dutch national team since October 2015, the KNHB has to look for a new national coach. A quest that is complex for several reasons. The abrupt departure of the three-time World Coach of the Year (2017, 2018 and 2019) brings the hockey […]

Red Panthers with measured ambitions in the Pro League

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The Belgian players return to the international scene by facing the Dutch ogre. A first duel which will therefore allow us to measure the work to be done over the next 8 months to perform at the next World Cup. The back-to-school time has come for the Panthers who are starting their third Pro League season […]

Another golden period beckons for the Orange Ladies

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By conquering the Olympic title, the Dutch national team crowned a period of five years of world dominance in Tokyo. Despite the beginning of a new Olympic cycle, the end of hegemony is far from in sight. Five years ago, after the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, nine internationals dropped out of the Orange squad. In […]