Netherlands and Argentina to fight for the trophy at the FIH Hockey Women’s Junior Hockey World Cup 2023

"VAN" (Sports Desk - 09.12.2023) :: Netherlands stormed into the finals of the FIH Hockey Women’s Junior World Cup 2023 as they thrashed England by 8-1 goals in a one-sided match. In the other semifinal of the day, Argentina and Belgium played out a thriller with both teams not ready to give up on themselves. Later, it was decided via shootouts with Argentina emerging victorious.

Netherlands vs England (Full-Time Score: 8-1)

The Dutch women destroyed England’s dreams of reaching a Junior Women’s World Cup final for the first time as they beat England to win 8-1. The match didn’t look like a semifinal clash with Netherlands having the ball possession for the maximum time and scoring goals in regular intervals.

Trijntje Beljaars, who is currently the highest goal-scorer in the tournament, yet again showed her prowess as she scored two brilliant field goals. Emma Reijnen (20’ and 53’) and Mikki Roberts (1’ and 46’) also scored a brace each while Jip Dicke (17’) and Lili De Nooijer (35’) netted one goal each.

Player of the Match Jip Dicke said, “We are extremely happy to be qualifying for the finals of the World Cup yet again. We had made up our mind to play hard from the very first minute and that’s why we were able to score eight goals. We will keep things simple for the final as it has been going well for us. I am sure we would have our hands on the trophy once more if we play well according to our plans.”

Argentina vs Belgium [Full-Time Score: 0-0 (Shootout Score: 3-1)]

Argentine goalkeeper Artola Mercedes put on a stunning performance as they beat Belgium to enter the finals of the Junior World Cup! Even after continuous attacks and some great hockey that was seen on Friday night, the score remained at 0-0 after the end of 60 minutes.

It was then time for the shootouts as Paula Santamarina took the first shot at goal for Argentina failing to convert it. Argentina converted the last three shootouts while Belgium failed to convert the first three, taking them to the finals.

Skipper Valentina Raposo was adjudged the Player of the Match for guiding the Argentines to the grand finale. They will now face the defending champions Netherlands in the final showdown on Sunday.


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