The Dutch hockey players failed to reach the semi-finals of the Olympic Games for the first time in 37 years on Sunday.
The team of national coach Max Caldas lost after shoot-outs against Australia.
After regular time it was 2-2 and so shoot-outs had to decide.
The Netherlands has good experiences with that, but it went completely wrong against Australia.
Jeroen Hertzberger, Robbert Kempermann and Jonas de Geus missed, while the Australians made no mistake eye to eye with keeper Pirmin Blaak.