Most enjoyable for World Cup winners
Within the first of our collection of movies celebrating Legendary Moments in worldwide hockey, we’re turning our consideration to the 2014 Girls’s World Cup, which occurred in The Hague, Netherlands.
The occasion, the place each males’s and ladies’s World Cups ran facet by facet on the two-pitch venue, was some of the atmospheric competitions of current instances. Day after day, the stands have been full with a multi-national, educated and vocal crowd.
Facet occasions, bars and the hockey village turned a hub of exercise all through the colourful, vibrant and thrilling occasion.
The Netherlands girls have been supreme all through. They conceded only one objective in all the competitors and marched in direction of the ultimate in imperious model. The query was whether or not they would possibly crack below the massive strain of a stadium stuffed with orange-clad supporters?
“We wished the gamers to view the nationwide stadium as their house, and enjoying at house ought to all the time be a bonus. The emphasis was on having enjoyable. We tried to envisage ourselves enjoying the World Cup in our personal yard with our household and pals round.”
Max Caldas was head coach to the Oranje. He had already led the crew to victory on the London 2012 Olympic Video games and now he was after the World Cup. Collectively along with his crew of coaches and help employees, Max created a programme of coaching and preparation that put the emphasis on enjoyable.
Hear from the pinnacle coach himself how these preparations concerned blindfolds, tenting tools and getting misplaced on function in The Hague.
Then relive these moments as Natherlands sealed their World Cup with a 2-Zero win over Australia byto look at the match in full..