“Magic” World Cup in Terrassa

Thirty years after the Barcelona 92 ​​Olympics, Terrassa will once again host the best women’s hockey game in the world. The city of Valésan, the cradle of the sport and where three decades ago “Golden Girls” stickto host Women’s World Championship from 1 to 17 Julythe tournament that MARCA is the official gazette.

For Spanish hockey, it’s magical to be able to bring together a generation that was the norm for girls in Spain and the current generation on the same court.. It’s a way to honor those who won gold in 1992 and an opportunity for our current girls, La Bia, to make a great goal. Without pressure, they can achieve great things and be in an unforgettable environment‘, he admits with a smile Bertha Bonnstarwho this month announced her retirement from the national team after 12 years in the role of “Redstick” and who will be manager of the Terrassa World Cup.

Berta Bonnaster, Terrassa Hockey World Cup Manager, at MARCA.Photos: Luis Gabriel

“I am very excited to be able to contribute from another perspective. Of course I’d like to play, but it’s another way to help. I’m also excited because it’s homemade. You were born the year the Barcelona Games were held and you always thought it was close to home but you don’t see an event that big, it’s the same city.” City since school plays with the stick more than the ball. “We hope that Terrassa’s passion for hockey will be carried over to other autonomous communities,” Bonster admits.

The World Cup in Terrassa is a way to honor those who won gold in ’92 and a chance to do something great now

Berta Bonnaster, former player and manager of the Terrassa World Cup of Hockey

Before the pairs know – tie on the seventeenth -, she and Santiago dePresident of the Spanish Hockey Federation, the countdown to the tournament has begun in our editorial room. “Spanish hockey would have been different if Terrassa hadn’t existed. He played some matches and deserved the World Cup. Although it cost us, we made it and Hopefully this will lead to a relaunch of hockey throughout Spain and especially women’s hockey. We hope it will serve as a springboard so that, in the medium term, we can increase women’s licenses,” admits D.

We hope the World Cup will serve as a springboard for increasing women’s licenses

Santiago de, President of RFEH

The World Cup brings together 16 teamsHalf will play in Terrassa, including Spain and Argentina who will share the group, and another 8 in the Dutch town of Amstelveen. Both the semi-finals and the final will take place at the Olympic Stadium in Terrassa.

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Countries participating in the World Cup

Belgium, England, Germany and Ireland represent Europe; Besides South Africa, the last winner of its continental championship, China, South Korea, India and Japan for Asia; Argentina, Canada and Chile for America, plus Australia and New Zealand for Oceania.

As ranked, the Netherlands – the current champion – will be in Group A; England in B, Spain in C and Australia in D.

Spain is a team with a lot of desire, and an attitude like no other. It’s a family, as well as a team, and preparing will be difficult because it’s the World Cup, but I think They are ready to do great things. There is talent, there is magic in this team, there is a very healthy atmosphere and I think it helps to compete better. Now they are ready to compete with the best teams in the world.” Bonsterwhich – which He bid farewell to the national team after playing 203 official matches . The Catalan striker leaves Redsticks after winning the World bronze in London in 2018, and the European one a year laterIn addition to obtaining Olympic diplomas in Rio de Janeiro 2016 and Tokyo 2020.

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