World Cup Semi-Final: Netherlands v England

England in action against the Netherlands at the 2013 EuroHockey Championships in Belgium - credit Ady Kerry

The International Hockey Federation [FIH] last night released the schedule for the Rabobank Hockey World Cup Semi Finals. England men will face the Netherlands at 1415 BST on Friday 13 June. The match will be shown live on Sky Sports 1 - build up from 1400 - with Natalie Pinkham and her studio team of Kwan Browne and Glenn Kirkham.

Thursday 12 June
Women Semi-final 1: USA v Australia
Women Semi-final 2: Netherlands v Argentina

Friday 13 June
Men Semi-final 1: Netherlands v England
Men Semi-final 2: Australia v Argentina

The remainder of matches for this week, including England women’s 11th/12th play-off at 1000 BST tomorrow morning, will be shown live on Sky Sports 1 until Saturday and Sunday when they will switch to Sky Sports 3. Please see full schedule below.

The initial schedule for the men’s semi finals had Pool B winners [Netherlands] v Pool A runners-up [England] playing in the later semi final at 18:45 BST, however the match has been rescheduled. The Netherlands’ football team play their first match of the Football World Cup on Friday evening.

For more information about the Rabobank Hockey World Cup visit the event website:

Read about how the men got into the semi-finals with their victory over Belgium here.