Re: Olympic Games 2012 London Thread (All other sports besides tennis)
As expected the final of the women's field hockey tournament will be contested between the two powerhouses Argentina and the Netherlands.
Argentina's Las Leonas have won 2 out of the last 3 world cups, and 5 champions trophy titles. However they have never won the biggest prize of all, the olympic gold medal, winning silver at Sydney and bronze at Athens and Beijing.
Luciana Aymar is widely regarded as the best player of all-time in the sport, so it would be fitting if she could finally get a gold medal around her neck after 3 near misses. However the Dutch ladies are formidable and will looking to retain their olympic title.
The two teams have a very competitive and even rivalry, so that will be an interesting final for sure. They both have a lot of talent on and off the astroturf.