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Know your hockey stars: Top 5 midfielders in the Hockey World League Finals

Robert van der Horst
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Modified 03 Dec 2015, 14:22 IST
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Sardara is probably one of the best midfielders aroundThe World Hockey League finals started on November 27th and are on in full flow at Raipur. This is the final leg of the competition, which is played over two years and features the top eight teams in the world. The tournament is the most prestigious of this calendar year and the winners will have supreme bragging rights.Needless to say, these hockey heavyweights feature some of the brightest current hockey talent and those who will be remembered as legends of the game. Midfielders are the pivot of the team and probably the most influential towards rise and fall of a team, they connect the defence with the attack through their pin-point passes and fall back to help the team’s defensive line as well.Here we take a look at 5 best midfielders playing in the Hockey World League finals.

#5 Robert van der Horst (The Netherlands)

Van der Horst, the Dutch captain has played 214 official games for the Dutch hockey team so far.

His international senior debut came against New Zealand in the Champions Trophy in Lahore, Pakistan. Horst has been part of the national probables since.

He played for the team that competed at the 2012 London Olympics and won the silver medal in the tournament. He was also part of the team which lost to Australia in 2014 Hockey World Cup final.

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