WATCH: Chilean player proposes to boyfriend after scoring a goal in Women’s Hockey World Cup

The Netherlands defeated Chile 3-1 in Amsterdam.

Abhishek SandikarAuthor

Updated - 08 July 2022 04:29 PM


Netherlands qualified for the knockout stage of the Women’s World Cup as they finished top in Pool A. In their recent match against World Cup debutants Chile, the Dutch registered a 3-1 win. But Chile definitely won the hearts for their incredible performance.

The only goal scored for the Chileans was by Francisca Tala who managed to break the defence of the previous champions. But the goal also leads to a special moment as Tala also proposed to her boyfriend. Tala, who is a doctor from Santiago, had made a pre-match bet with the Chilean teammates that if she scored against the Dutch team, she would propose to her boyfriend.

In the post-game interview, she said,  “I made a bet with all the girls,” she said, “that if I scored a goal against the Netherlands I would have to marry my boyfriend. Yes, he is very happy. He said yes.”

This is a dream for us and every moment is amazing: Tala

She further opened up about representing her country during their first World Cup in history. “We are the surprise of the tournament,” added Tala, who also plays for Alumni Sports Club and has made  130 appearances for Chile. “This is a dream for us and every moment is amazing. It’s the best moment in our hockey lives.”

In Chile’s first-ever World Cup, they are to play in the cross-overs last 16 matches. If they manage to beat Belgium, they will get a chance to play against the Netherlands in front of a packed Wagener Stadium in Amsterdam with 10,000 fans.


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