|August 21st, 2008|
|M32||Placement 7-8||11:00am||NZL - PAK||4 - 2 (1 - 0)||Final|
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.