Selected néerlandais of the Red Panthers and their nombreux choix, your work includes 25 games in six games of the Hockey Pro League. “Making this selection was very complicated. But we have made our choice to have the best group possible”, said Raoul Ehren in a press conference. On goal, the selector opted for the duo Aisling D’Hooghe – Elena Sotgiu while Elodie Picard did not retake.
On defense, Helene Brasseur, Lucie Breyne, Lien Hilewaert, Emma Puvrez and Stephanie Vanden Borre were selected.
Charlotte Englebert, Pauline Leclef, Barbara Nelen, and Justine Rasir will play in the middle of the game. Ehren also reprimanded strikers Michelle Struijk, Judith Vandermeiren, Amber Ballenghien, France De Mot, Alix Gerniers, Alexia ‘t Serstevens and Louise Versavel. “A lot of them can play in the middle as well,” said Raoul Ehren, who is in control of a diverse team.
Tiphaine Duquesne and Abigail Raye are the two reservists. The coach can call them in case of injury. This change will be definitive, unlike what the Red Lions were able to do in Tokyo for example.
The entire group, including two reservists, will leave Thursday for London, where the Red Panthers will face England twice, on June 18 and 19, during Pro League Hockey matches.
Coming into Group D of the World Cup, which will be played on the grass of the Terrassa Olympic Stadium, around Barcelona, Belgium will start its competition on July 3 (3pm) with a duel against South Africa. The Red Panthers will then take on Australia, the group’s strongest, on July 5 (9pm) and will finally challenge Japan on July 7 (6pm).
The Red Panthers, bronze medals at last Euro 2021, will have to finish in the first place of their chicken to qualify for the quarterfinals and thus avoid cross-overs, reserved for 2nd and 3rd of the groups. The 2nd in Group D will face the 3rd in Group A, made up of the Netherlands, holding the title at first in the FIH rankings, from Germany (FIH 5), from Ireland (FIH 12) and from Chile (FIH 17 ). The 3rd of Group D will play against the 2nd of Group A, whose matches will be held at Wagener Stadium in Amstelveen, in the suburbs of Amsterdam.