Infostrada Sports provide a statistical preview of the matches that will take place on Day 3 of the Owen G Glenn FIH Champions Trophy. In Pool A, Great Britain face Spain at 12:05 (GMT +13) before Korea and Germany meet in Pool B at 14:05. Australia and Pakistan take to the field at 16:05 for their Pool A meeting, with home favourites New Zealand doing battle with Pool B rivals The Netherlands at 18:05.
All times listed below are local (GMT +13)
Great Britain (6 Dec 2011, 12:05) – Owen G Glenn FIH Champions Trophy Men 2011
> Spain have won 6 of their 10 previous CT encounters with Great Britain (6W-2D-2L).
> Spain and Great Britain last played each other in the 2007 Champions Trophy in Kuala Lumpur. Spain won both encounters winning 5-0 in the 1st Round and 4-2 in the Final 5-6.
> GB’s last CT victory over Spain dates back to 1987 when they won 5-1.
> Spain need at least a draw to progress to Pool C.
> Spain failed to reach the semifinals in their last two CT appearances finishing 5th in 2009 and 2010.
> Spain have converted 3 of 10 penalty corners awarded (30%)
> Spain have conceded 2 PC goals from 8 PCs awarded to their opponents.
> Gabriel Dabanch (2 FG) and Pau Quemada (2 PC) have scored 2 goals each for Spain. Only Australia’s Jamie Dwyer had scored more goals (3) after Day 2.
> Santi Freixa (PC) and Eduard Tubau (FG) are the other Spanish goalscorers.
> Santi Freixa (32 goals) is ranked fourth on the CT all-time top scorer list after Taeke Taekema (46), Teun de Nooijer (42) and Sohail Abbas (41).
Great Britain Facts
> Great Britain need to beat Spain in order to qualify for Pool C.
> The last time Great Britain finished in the top4 of a CT tournament was in 1987 (4th). Their best result was claiming silver in 1985.
> Great Britain have converted 1 of 8 penalty corners awarded (12%)
> Great Britain have conceded 2 PC goals from 8 PCs awarded to their opponents.
> Simon Mantell has scored in every match for GB at Auckland 2011 (2 goals).
> Mark Pearn (FG vs Pakistan) is the other British goalscorer at Auckland 2011.
Korea – Germany (6 Dec 2011, 14:05) – Owen G Glenn FIH Champions Trophy Men 2011
> Korea have won only 1 of their 9 Champions Trophy matches against Germany (1W –1D–7L).
> This sole win came in their last CT encounter at Melbourne 2009 when Korea beat Germany 5-3, goals scored by Seo Jong-Ho (2), You Hyo-Sik, Nam Hyun-Woo (PC), Lee Nam-Yong and Jan-Marco Montag (2PC) and Matthias Witthaus.
> Germany’s last CT win over Korea dates back to Rotterdam 2008 when they beat their Asian opponents 4-3 in the 1st Round and 3-1 in the Final 5-6.
> The last meeting between these teams came at the 2010 World Cup when Germany came back from 2-0 down to negotiate a 2-2 draw through goals by Hyun Hye-Sung (PC), Lee Nam-Yong, Florian Fuchs and Benjamin Wess (PC).
> Germany have never beaten Korea by more than 3 goals in any competition.
> Korea will most likely go to Pool D and play for rank 5-8 as it will be nearly impossible to beat both Germany and New Zealand on goal difference should these three teams finish Pool B on 3 points.
> At their last Champions Trophy tournament Korea finished third (at Melbourne 2009). Their lowest CT rank is sixth (and last) in 1997, 2001 and 2002.
> Korea have scored only 1 goal so far at Auckland 2011, Cho Suk-Hoon’s equaliser against New Zealand (6-1 defeat).
> Korea have conceded most goals so far at Auckland 2011 (8 goals conceded: 6FG – 2PC).
> Korea are on 0 for 5 in terms of penalty corners converted at Auckland 2011. Germany are the only other team yet to score from penalty corners at Auckland 2011.
> Seo Jong-Ho plays for German side Mannheimer HC.
> Germany need to beat Korea by at least 3 goals to be sure of progressing to Pool C regardless of the outcome of the Netherlands- New Zealand match.
> A draw will do for Germany if Netherlands beat New Zealand.
> Germany have scored 4 and conceded 4 goals so far, all from open play.
> Germany are on 0 for 7 in terms of penalty corners converted at Auckland 2011.
> Germany have seen 10 PCs been awarded to their opponents but none were converted.
> Tobias Matania, Christoph Menke (2-3 vs Netherlands) and Thilo Stralkowski and Christopher Wesley (2-1 vs New Zealand) are the German goalscorers so far this tournament.
Australia - Pakistan (6 Dec 2011, 16:05) - Owen G Glenn FIH Champions Trophy Men 2011
>Australia have won their last 2 CT encounters with Pakistan and are unbeaten in their last 4 since losing 2-0 to Pakistan at Cologne 2002.
> Their last CT encounter came in 2007, when Australia won 2-1 in Kuala Lumpur.
> Last October, Australia beat Pakistan twice at the Tri Nations tournament in India involving Australia, Pakistan and India winning 3-1 and 8-2 (with a Kieran Govers hat-trick).
> In May, Australia beat Pakistan twice at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup, winning 5-1 in the 1st Round and 3-2 in the final.
> Australia are already qualified for Pool C, taking with them 3 points from Pool A.
> Australia are ranked 1st in the world. They are the reigning Champions Trophy and World champions.
> Australia aim to become the first team to win four successive Champions Trophy titles.
> Jamie Dwyer tops the goalscorer list after Day 2 on 3 goals (all from open play).
> Australia and New Zealand have scored most goals after Day 2 (7).
> The Kookaburras have converted 2 of 9 penalty corners awarded (22%)
> Australia are yet to concede a penalty corner goal (8 PCs have been awarded to their opponents).
> Pakistan will play in Pool D for place 5-8.
> 3-time Champions Trophy winners Pakistan finished 7th (of 8) at their last CT tournament in 2007.
> Pakistan have scored 3 goals so far scored by Sohail Abbas (PC), Shakeel Abbasi (FG) and Muhammad Imran (PC).
> Pakistan are on 2 for 7 in terms of penalty corners converted (28%).
> Pakistan and New Zealand have seen most penalty corners been awarded against them after Day 2 (12)
> Pakistan conceded 4 goals from (12) penalty corners so far this tournament.
> Sohail Abbas is on 41 CT goals, including 37 PC goals. Only Taeke Taekema has converted more penalty corners in CT competition (42 PC goals).
Netherlands – New Zealand (6 Dec 2011, 18:05) – Owen G Glenn FIH Champions Trophy Men 2011
> Netherlands have won 3 of 4 Champions Trophy matches against New Zealand only losing their last encounter at Monchengladbach 2010 (3-1) through goals by Simon Child, Andy Hayward (PC), Blair Hilton and Teun de Nooijer (PS).
> Holland’s last CT win over the Black Sticks dates back to 2004 (5-2). This is also their biggest CT win over New Zealand.
> Holland’s last win over New Zealand in official matches came at the 2010 World Cup (3-1) goals by Ronald Brouwer, Taeke Taekema (PC), Jeroen Hertzberger and Phillip Burrows.
>Netherland are through to the next round if Germany fail to beat Korea in match #10 or if Netherlands avoid defeat against the Black Stick.
> If Netherlands, Germany and New Zealand all finish Pool B on 6 points from 2 wins, goal difference will be the first tie-breaker.
> The Dutch have been in the top 4 in each of their last 23 CT tournaments, since finishing 6th in 1986.
> Netherlands are on 1 for 10 in terms of penalty corners converted (10%).
> They are the only team that have not had any penalty corners awarded against them.
> Holland has conceded only 2 goals so far.
> Billy Bakker has scored in every match so far for his team at Auckland 2011 (2 FG).
> Rogier Hofman, Jeroen Hertzberger and Taeke Taekema (PC) are the other Dutch goalscorers.
> Taeke Taekema is all-time top goalscorer in CT competition on 46 goals. Teun de Nooijer is on 42 goals.
New Zealand Facts
> New Zealand need to beat Holland to progress to Pool C.
> The Black Sticks have not reached the semifinals in their last four CT tournaments since finishing 4th in 1978.
> New Zealand and Australia have scored most goals after Day 2 (7 goals).
> New Zealand have scored most field goals after Day 2 (6 FG).
> New Zealand recorded their biggest CT win ever by beating Korea 6-1 on Day 2. The Black Stick also broke their record for most goals scored in a CT match.
> The Black Sticks are on 1 for 5 in terms of penalty corners converted (20%).
> New Zealand have not conceded any goals from the 12 penalty corners awarded to their opponents.
> Nick Wilson and Andy Hayward are NZL’s all-time top scorers in CT competition on 5 goals. Simon Child is on 4 CT career goals.
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