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2008 Mens Olympic Games

Beijing, China - August 10-23, 2008

New Zealand v Pakistan

Placement 7-8

# Info Date Teams Score Status Match Sheet
August 21st, 2008
M32 Placement 7-8 11:00am New Zealand NZL - PAK Pakistan 4 - 2 (1 - 0) Final    

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Classification 7th-8th: New Zealand v Pakistan

> New Zealand have never beaten Pakistan in 16 competitive encounters. The Black Sticks have only managed two draws in those meetings.
> Their last run-in in the Olympics was the Final 5-6 in Athens in 2004. Pakistan won 4-2 courtesy of a Sohail Abbas hat-trick and a Kashif Jawwad goal. Gareth Brooks and Darren Smith netted for New Zealand.
> These sides also met at the 2006 FIH World Cup, negotiating a spectacular 4-4 draw.
> Pakistan will finish outside of the top six for the first time in 15 Olympic participations. They last won a medal in 1992 (bronze) and last won the gold in 1984.
> New Zealand will finish lower than their 2004 Olympic Games sixth place finish. The best finish in the competition by the Black Sticks is winning an Olympic gold medal in Montreal in 1976.
> Hayden Shaw is New Zealand's team top scorer in Beijing on four goals.
> Shakeel Abbasi is Pakistan's leading goalscorer in Beijing on three goals.
> New Zealand have connected on 4 of 13 penalty corner attempts (31%) in Beijing.
> Pakistan have converted 3 of 19 penalty corners (16%) in the competition.

BEL v CAN (Placement 9-10) NED v GER (Semifinal)

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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