Women’s World Cup

Netherland's Hockey Team Have Been The Most Successful

Netherland’s Hockey Team Have Been The Most Successful At The World Cup

The first women’s field hockey world cup was staged by the FIH in 1981 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  It was then held again in 1983 and 1986, and starting in 1990, the FIH, finally found the wisdom to host it every four years.  Netherlands have been the most successful team in the world cup, winning a record four times.  Australia and Argentina have won twice, and the Germans have won once (they won the inaugural world cup in 1981).  Only the aforementioned countries have made the finals of the world cup, with the exception of Canada who were silver medalists in 1983.  England, Russia, China, Korea and the USA have also won bronze medals at the world cup.

An Argentina Vs Netherlands final has become a regular feature in women's field hockey

An Argentina Vs Netherlands final has become a regular feature in women’s field hockey

Here is the list of medalists:

1981 – Buenos Aires – Germany (gold), Netherlands (silver), Russia (bronze)
1983 – Kuala Lumpur – Netherlands (gold), Canada (silver), Australia (bronze)
1986 – Amsterdam – Netherlands (gold), Germany (silver), Canada (bronze)
1990 – Sydney – Netherlands (gold), Australia (silver), Korea (bronze)
1994 – Dublin – Australia (gold), Argentina (silver), USA (bronze)
1998 – Utrecht – Australia (gold), Netherlands (silver), Germany (bronze)
2002 – Perth – Argentina (gold), Netherlands (silver), China (bronze)
2006 – Madrid – Netherlands (gold), Australia (silver), Argentina (bronze)
2010 – Rosario – Argentina (gold), Netherlands (silver), England (bronze)

Casey Eastham of Australia

Casey Eastham of Australia

Netherland's Sophie Polkamp of the Netherlands and Hope Munro of Australia

Netherland’s Sophie Polkamp of the Netherlands and Hope Munro of Australia

Luciana Aymar of Argentina, one of the best players of this generation

Luciana Aymar of Argentina, one of the best players of this generation

Argentina's Luciana Aymar Is A Two Time World Cup Champion

Argentina’s Luciana Aymar Is A Two Time World Cup Champion

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