The German hockey women suffered their first defeat in the second game at the World Cup in the Netherlands and Spain.

One day after the 4-1 win at the start against Chile, national coach Valentin Altenburg's team lost 3-1 (0-1) to defending champions Netherlands in front of a large crowd.

Shortly before the end of the game, captain Nike Lorenz scored the consolation goal for the selection of the German Hockey Association (DHB).

“It was a unique game in terms of atmosphere.

Playing in front of 10,000 people is an absolute dream," said Germany's Sonja Zimmermann after the defeat in Amstelveen - and immediately sent a challenge to the opponent: "You always see each other twice in life.

I'm excited to see how much we learn from this game."

Coach Altenburg also saw some positive aspects.

Despite the strength of the Dutch women, his team "worked on our own strengths right from the start", so he could be "very satisfied with the performance".

The hosts dominated the early stages of the game and rewarded themselves after 12 minutes, Marloes Keetels scoring from close range.

The World Cup record winner initially missed further opportunities.

The German women then played better, but failed to score.

In the final phase of the game, the favorite set the course for victory with a double strike.

Freeke Moes (47th) and Maria Verschoor (49th) made the decision.

Lorenz' goal came too late for a final gasp (56').

With one win and one defeat, the German team remains in second place in Group A. At the end of the group phase, the DHB team will meet Ireland on Wednesday (DAZN/4:30 p.m.).

For a good starting position in the crossover matches, Germany needs a second win.

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