Olympic silver medallists The Netherlands stormed into the men's hockey World Cup semifinals with a runaway 7-1 victory over South Africa at the Kyocera Stadium.
Three-time World Cup winners Netherlands stayed at the top of Group B with 12 points from four successive victories to ensure a spot in the semifinals.
Netherlands are virtually assured of the top spot in the pool irrespective of the result of their last league outing against New Zealand, because of their massive goal difference Robbert Kemperman scored two field goals in the Netherlands rampage against South Africa.
Others making an entry on the score sheet were Seve van Ass, who opened the scoring with a flash strike in the fourth minute, Valentin Verga, Jeroen Hertzberger, Billy Bakker and Sander Baart.
The consolation goal for South Africa was scored late in the game by Justin Reid-Ross.