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2008 Mens Olympic Games

Beijing, China - August 10-23, 2008

South Korea v New Zealand

Pool A

# Info Date Teams Score Status Match Sheet
August 11th, 2008
M03 Pool A 6:00pm South Korea KOR - NZL New Zealand 1 - 3 (1 - 0) Final    

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> The only previous Olympic encounter between Korea and New Zealand came in 2004, when New Zealand ousted Korea 4-3 in the qualification 5-8.
> Since then the teams have played each other once at the 2005 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup where Korea won 6-4.
> Korea qualified for Beijing 2008 as Asian Games Champions.
> New Zealand earned their ticket to Beijing 2008 by winning the Olympic qualification tournament in North Shore, New Zealand, beating Argentina 3-2 AET in the final.
> This will be the 10th Olympic participation for the New Zealand men's team. Their best result came in 1976 when they became Olympic Champions beating Australia 1-0 in the final.
> Korea will make their 5th Olympics appearance, their best result being a silver medal in 2000.
> Korean defender Kim Yong-Bae was also present at the last three Olympic Games (1996, 2000 and 2004).
> New Zealand's Blair Hopping will celebrate his 28th birthday one day after the match.

PAK v GBR (Pool B) AUS v CAN (Pool B)

POOL STANDINGS

Team Pld W D L GD Pts
Pool A
Spain  ESP 5 4 0 1 4 12
Germany  GER 5 3 2 0 6 11
South Korea  KOR 5 2 1 2 2 7
New Zealand  NZL 5 2 1 2 1 7
Belgium  BEL 5 1 1 3 -4 4
China  CHN 5 0 1 4 -9 1
Pool B
Netherlands  NED 5 4 1 0 10 13
Australia  AUS 5 3 2 0 17 11
Great Britain  GBR 5 2 2 1 3 8
Pakistan  PAK 5 2 0 3 -2 6
Canada  CAN 5 1 1 3 -7 4
South Africa  RSA 5 0 0 5 -21 0

MATCHES

Aug 23, 2008
CHN China
South Africa RSA
KOR South Korea
Great Britain GBR
NED Netherlands
Australia AUS
GER Germany
Spain ESP
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