Olympic champions Germany defeat New Zealand at hockey World Cup

Germany booked their second win in pool B at the Hockey World Cup in The Hague thanks to a 5-3 victory over New Zealand to keep their chances open to qualify for the semi-finals.

Florian Fuchs opened the scoring after 103 seconds when converting a long pass coming from Linus Butt. Christopher Zeller could have doubled the lead for the Olympic champions in the middle of the second half but his penalty stroke attempt went wide.

However, Martin Zwicker scored from a solo run to extend the lead to 2-0. The Black Sticks struck back with an Andy Hayward penalty corner goal before Christopher Zeller scored from a penalty corner to lift the score to 3-1 at halftime.

Goals from Zwicker and Benedikt Furk secured a convincing 5-1 lead before Andy Hayward added two more penalty corners goals in the last minutes of the match to shorten the score to 5-3.

Later today, Korea take on Argentina with South Africa facing host nation The Netherlands in the men’s competition.

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