RIO 2016: Argentina-Holland (2-3) and Queen Maxima between the two countries…

King Willem-Alexander  and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands watching the game between Argentina and Holland
King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands watching the game between Argentina and Holland

Maxima was born in Argentina but met Willem-Alexander in April 1999 in Seville, Spain, during the Seville Spring Fair. Máxima was granted Dutch citizenship by Royal Decree on 17 May 2001 and now has dual citizenship: Argentine and Dutch. Máxima and Willem-Alexander were married on 2 February 2002 and on 13 May 2011, the Dutch parliament confirmed that Máxima would become queen consort of the Netherlands upon her husband’s accession.

Van Geffen, Van As and De Goede at the penalty box after receiving cards.
Van Geffen, Van As and De Goede at the penalty box after receiving cards.

But let’s get back to the game, Argentina was down by 3-1 in the last quarter but 3 Dutch players were sent off with green and yellow cards. This unusual situation gave Argentina some space on the field and was able to score another goal. In the end, Holland was able to defend their goal and secure the victory for the celebration of the team, fans and the royal family in attendance…

By Pablo Mendoza

Pablo Mendoza is an FIH Hockey Academy Educator and the owner of A Hockey World. Contact: pablo@ahockeyworld.net