Netherlands beat New Zealand 3-1

Updated: 03 March 2010 16:02 IST

The Netherlands defeated New Zealand 3-1 to remain perfect at the field Hockey World Cup on Wednesday.

Netherlands beat New Zealand 3-1

New Delhi:

The Netherlands defeated New Zealand 3-1 to remain perfect at the field Hockey World Cup on Wednesday.

Kiwi captain Phillip Burrows stunned the Netherlands' defense with a goal in the first minute but the lead lasted only one minute.

Ronald Brouwer capitalized on a rebound after captain Teun de Nooijer's reverse flick was blocked by goalkeeper Kyle Pontifex.

Six minutes later, penalty corner specialist Taeke Taekema's drag flick shot the Netherlands ahead. Jeroen Hertzberger made it 3-1 when he cashed in on an easy opportunity before halftime.

Also in Pool A, Germany routed Canada 6-0 for its biggest win in the field hockey World Cup in 32 years, and South Korea came from behind to beat Argentina 2-1 in the last minute.

Topics : Hockey
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