Argentina's dream broken, the Netherlands won 2022 FIH Women’s Hockey World Cup

Netherlands beats Argentina to win third straight women’s Hockey World Cup
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Argentina, who played well throughout the tournament, had a chance to become world champions for the third time. But the team lost in the World Cup final. The Netherlands beat Argentina 3-1 in the Women's Hockey World Cup final on Sunday night to win the title. With this, the Dutch girls won the Hockey World Cup for the ninth time.

Argentina won two penalty corners in the first minute of the final held in Teresa, Spain. But they failed to score. In the 17th minute of the match in the second quarter, the Dutch went ahead with Maria Verskur's goal. Frederick Matla doubled the lead seven minutes later.

Felice Albers scored the third goal for the Netherlands in the 36th minute of the third quarter. Argentina's Augustina Gorzelani scored in the 46th minute of the match but it only narrowed the margin of defeat.

Despite not winning the title, Argentina won the individual prize of the tournament. Argentina's Maria Granatto was selected as the best player of the tournament. Belen Suchi was selected as the best goalkeeper. Argentina's Augustina Gorzelani became the highest scorer of the season with 8 goals.