Bad performance and defeat for the National Team from the Netherlands, they finished 2nd in the quarter-finals


He did not succeed against the World champion Netherlands Greece in the derby for first place in the group. The “blue and white” defeated 15-10 in the third matchday of the groups of the European championship, in a match that decided only the classification (and the opponents of the continuation), since the two teams have already secured the qualification to the quarter-finals of the competition.

After finishing second in the group, Greece will face the winner of the match between France and Germany in the quarter-finals on Monday (8/1). The quarterfinals will be held on Tuesday 8/1.

The Dutch completely dominated today’s game and kept control of the score throughout. Greece took the lead twice, with the Dutch equalizing in the opening minutes of the game. Then it was the turn of the “Oranie” to take the lead and despite the “blue and white” equalizing with a goal by Nino, the Netherlands made it 4-3 at the end of the first period.

With a penalty, Van der Sloot sent the Netherlands to +2 (5-3) for the first time. Elliniadis responded immediately, with a beautiful goal from the perimeter, but the World champion found a goal from the grounder for 6-4. The Netherlands extended their lead with a three-goal run to make it 9-4 at halftime.

At the beginning of the third period, Roche countered after a mistake in the “blue and white” defense for 10-4. Hydirioti was the one who stopped the streak of the “Oranie” reducing to 10-5, but a new mistake by the Greek defense gave the Netherlands the opportunity to escape again to +6 (11-5). Patras in the above reduced again to 11-6, while Eleftheria Pleuritou made it 11-7 in the third period.

At the beginning of the fourth period, Nicole Eleftheriadou was down to 11-8, but Van der Sloot increased the lead again (12-8). Xenaki’s return brought Greece within three goals again (12-9), Holland again found the answer for 13-9. Hydirioti gave the last breath to the “blue and white”, with the “oranie” finding two goals for the final 15-10.

The eight minutes: 4-3, 5-1, 2-3, 4-3

Netherlands: Aarts, Golves 2, Slicking 1, Van der Sloot 4, Kooning 1, Van de Kraats 5, Rogge B. 1, Sevenich 1, Justra, Rogge L., Mulhuizen, ten Brok, Van den Dobelstyn.

Hellas: Diamantopoulou, Pleuritou E. 2, Hydirioti 2, Eleftheriadou 1, Pleuritou M., Xenaki 2, Asimaki, Patra 1, Ninou 1, Pleuritou E., Giannopoulou, Elliniadis 1, Stamatopoulou.

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