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Netherlands national amputee football defeats Germany 0 – 3

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Netherlands beats Germany. Image credit: Stichting Amputatie Voetbal Nederland

Yesterday, the Dutch national amputee football team defeated Germany 0 – 3 in a home match for the Germans played at Üxheim- Niederehe.    The win came after the Netherlands led 0 – 1 at the half.

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The Netherlands came into this match with a slight disadvantage as some players were out as a result of injury.  Some of the newer faces on the squad had not had much experience internationally, and in rotation with the team’s regular starters.   Wesley van Ingen, Dennis Peirera and Robin ter Veld all scored for the Dutch side in the game, with van Ingen starting off the scoring after a beautiful pass from ter Veld.  Germany’s best scoring opportunity came late in the game off a penalty kick.  The Dutch goalkeeper used his crutch to make an amazing stop and keep the German side off the board.

A second match takes place later today in Üxheim- Niederehe.  The Dutch side were in regular training for several weeks for this friendly series.

Laura Hale
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Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees.

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