|June 19th, 2013|
|14||Quarterfinal||2:30pm||NZL - ESP||1 - 0 (1 - 0)||Final|
New Zealand – Spain 1-0 (1-0 halftime)
New Zealand earned a berth in Friday’s Semi-Final game at the Rabobank Hockey World League tournament in Rotterdam by the slimmest of margins with a 1-0 win against Spain.
New Zealand dominated the game early on and was rewarded when Hugo Inglis was fed a picture perfect pass on a breakaway and scored the 1-0 goal. But after the early success there was complete silence from both sides of the field as the win stayed tantalizingly out of reach for the Spaniards and the loss stayed too close for comfort for the Black Sticks.
Spain rallied late in the game with at least four penalty corner chances in the last 15 minutes. It even looked like they might get a last-gasp chance after time expired when a potential penalty corner went to video review, but that was denied along with Spain’s bid to finish in the top-four of the event.
New Zealand will take on Belgium in the critical semi-final round. The winner of that game will be guaranteed a spot in the World Cup.
|June 19th, 2013 at 7:35 am||New Zealand and Spain are listing to their anthems and ready to do battle for the next semi-final spot!|
|June 19th, 2013 at 7:46 am||About 10 minutes into the game and the Spanish men and New Zealand men are sitting at zero.|
|June 19th, 2013 at 7:46 am||Don't forget to check out the live streaming for all games on the FIH You Tube oage and full tournament coverage on www.fih.ch|
|June 19th, 2013 at 7:51 am||Inglis scores the first goal of the game putting New Zealand ahead 1-0 in the 13th minute on a nice tip in|
|June 19th, 2013 at 8:15 am||New Zealand's 1-0 lead holds through the halftime hooter. 35 minutes of exciting hockey is ahead with a SF spot on the line!|