Field Hockey World Cup: Germany loses prestige duel

The German hockey women suffered their first defeat in the second game at the World Cup in the Netherlands and Spain.

One day after the 4-1 win against Chile, national coach Valentin Altenburg’s team lost 3-1 (0-1) to defending champions Netherlands.

Shortly before the end of the game, captain Nike Lorenz scored the consolation goal for the selection of the German Hockey Association (DHB).

The hosts dominated the early stages of the game and reaped their reward after 12 minutes, Marloes Keetels scoring from close range. The World Cup record winner initially missed further opportunities. The German women then played better, but failed to score.

In the final phase of the game, the favorite set the course for victory with a double strike. Freeke Moes (47th) and Maria Verschoor (49th) made the decision. Lorenz’ goal came too late for a final gasp (56′).

With one win and one defeat, the German team remains in second place in Group A. At the end of the group phase, the DHB team meets Ireland on Wednesday (4:30 p.m.). For a good starting position in the crossover matches, Germany needs a second win.

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