Infostrada Sports provide a statistical preview of the matches that will take place on Day 4 of the Owen G Glenn FIH Champions Trophy.
The Pool D matches will be the first to take place, with Pakistan taking on Korea at 12:05 (GMT +13) before Great Britain do battle with Germany at 14:05.
The Championship Pool games begin at 16:05 when Australia and The Netherlands butt heads before home favourites New Zealand clash with Spain at 18:05.
Pakistan - Korea (8 Dec 2011, 12:05) – Owen G Glenn FIH Champions Trophy Men 2011
> Pakistan have won 3 of 7 Champions Trophy matches against Korea (3W – 2D – 2D).
> Pakistan are unbeaten in their last 4 CT encounters with Korea (2 wins, 2 draws) since losing 4-3 in 1998.
> Pakistan’s biggest CT win over Korea came in 1997 (6-2).
> Korea’s biggest CT win over Pakistan was their first encounter in 1997 (3-1).
> In May 2011, Pakistan beat Korea 4-2 at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup after coming back from 1-0 and 2-1 down.
> At the 2010 Asian Games in Guangahou (China), Pakistan beat Korea 1-1 (4-3 ps) in the semifinal and went on to win the championship.
> 3-time Champions Trophy winners Pakistan finished 7th (of 8) at their last CT tournament in 2007.
> Pakistan have scored 4 goals (1FG, 3PC) so far, goals scored by Sohail Abbas (PC), Shakeel Abbasi (FG), Muhammad Imran (PC) and Muhammad Tauseeq (PC).
> Pakistan are on 3 for 9 in terms of penalty corners converted (33%, the highest percentage so far at Auckland 2011).
> Pakistan have faced most penalty corners (17) so far at Auckland 2011.
> Pakistan have also conceded most PC goals (5).
> 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, Great Britain and Pakistan have scored fewest goals (4) so far at Auckland 2011.
> Korea’s 4 (field) goals have been scored by Cho Suk-Hoon, You Hyo-Sik (FG), Kim Young-Jin and Seo Jong-Ho.
> Korea have conceded 11goals so far at Auckland 2011 (9FG – 2PC).
> Korea are on 0 for 10 in terms of penalty corners converted at Auckland 2011. Germany (o for 9) are the only other team yet to score from penalty corners at Auckland 2011.
> Korea’s You Hyo-Sik and Pakistan goalkeeper Salman Akbar are team mates at Dutch side Laren.
Great Britain – Germany (8 Dec 2011, 14:05) – Owen G Glenn FIH Champions Trophy Men 2011
> Germany bare unbeaten in 12 CT encounters with Great Britain, recording 9 wins and3 draws.
> Germany have won their last 4 CT matches against GB, since drawing 1-1 in 1991.
> Their last CT encounter came at Kuala Lumpur 2007, when Germany equalled their biggest CT victory over GB (4-0), a record first set in 2000 (also 4-0).
> Germany’s last encounter with England came last August, at the European Nations Cup and saw Germany beat England 3-0.
> England’s last win over Germany came in July 2011, at the 4-nations Rabo Trophy in Amstelveen (3-2).
> At last year’s Champions Trophy, Germany beat England 4-2.
Great Britain Facts
> GB qualify for the Final 5-6 if they beat Germany.
> GB have finished 5th or 6th in their last 8 Champions Trophy appearances (1988-2007).
> Great Britain, Korea, and Pakistan have scored fewest goals in their first 3 matches (4).
> Great Britain have conceded most goals at Auckland 2011 after Day 3 (13).
> Great Britain have conceded most field goals (10).
> Great Britain have converted 2 of 14 penalty corners awarded (14%).
> Great Britain have conceded 3 PC goals from 13 PCs awarded to their opponents.
> Simon Mantell has scored 2 goals (1FG, 1PC) for GB at Auckland 2011. The other GB goalscorers are Barry Middleton (PC) and Mark Pearn (FG).
> 19-year-old Harry Martin can become the third teenager to score for GB or England in CT competition joining Mark Pearn (age 18) in 1995 and Simon Nicklin (age 19) in 1992.
> Germany have scored 7 and conceded 7 goals so far, all from open play.
> Germany are on 0 for 9 in terms of penalty corners converted at Auckland 2011. Korea (0 for 10) are the only other team that failed to score from penalty corners.
> Netherlands (0) and Germany (15) have not conceded any penalty corner goals yet.
> Germany have seen 10 PCs been awarded to their opponents but none were converted.
> Tobias Matania (2 goals) is Germany’s top scorer at Auckland 2011 so far. Florian Fuchs, Christoph Menke, Jan-Marco Montag, Thilo Stralkowski, and Christopher Wesley are the other German goalscorers.
> Florian Fuchs is on the shortlist for the FIH Young Player of the Year award.
> All players on the German squad are in their twenties. Florian Fuchs is the youngest at age 20 and Max Weinhold and Timo Wess are the oldest players at age 29.
Australia - Netherlands (8 Dec 2011, 16:05) - Owen G Glenn FIH Champions Trophy Men 2011
> Australia have won 19 of their 32 CT matches against the Netherlands (19W – 4D – 9L).
> Australia have won their last 3 CT encounters with the Dutch and are unbeaten in their last 7 against them since losing 4-2 in the 2003 CT final.
> Australia’s biggest CT win over the Netherlands came in 2009 (7-2).
> Holland’s biggest CT victory over the Kookaburras dates back to 2002 (6-1).
> At last year’s CT, Australia beat Holland 6-3 by scoring 4 goals in the last 8 minutes of the match.
> Australia need to score 3 more goals to become the first team to accumulate 500 Champions Trophy goals. Opponents Netherlands are on 483 CT goals.
> Australia carry over 3 point from Pool A from their 3-2 win over Spain in the opening match of the tournament. Australia are the only team to have won all 3 of their pool matches.
> The Kookaburras will secure a final berth if they beat the Netherlands.
> 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 3 on 6 goals (all from open play).
> Dwyer can join four players who have scored at least 10 goals in a single CT tournament: Paul Litjens (NED) 15 in 1980 and 11 in 1981, Wolfgang Strödter (GER) 12 in 1980, Florian Kunz (GER) 10 in 2001 and Jorge Lombi (ARG) 10 in 2003.
> Dwyer is now on 24 CT career goals. Only Australians to have scored more CT goals are Mark Hager (32) and Stephen Davies (28).
> Australia are on 13 goals after Day 3. Only Spain have scored more (14).
> The Kookaburras have converted 3 of 14 penalty corners awarded (21%)
> Australia are yet to concede a penalty corner goal (8 PCs have been awarded to their opponents).
> Australia have conceded fewest goals (4) after 3 matches.
> Jamie Dwyer and Eddie Ockenden are nominated for Men’s FIH Player of the Year. Matthew Swann is on the shortlist for Young Player of the Year.
> The Dutch have finished in the top 4 in each of their last 24 CT tournaments (including 2011), since finishing 6th in 1986.
> Netherlands are on 2 for 11 in terms of penalty corners converted (18%).
> They are the only team that has not had any penalty corners awarded against them.
> Netherlands (0 for 0) and Germany (0 for 15) have not conceded any penalty corner goals yet, coming into Day 4.
> Billy Bakker has scored in every match so far for his team at Auckland 2011 (3 FG), as have Gabriel Dabanch (ESP) and Jamie Dwyer (AUS).
> Rogier Hofman, Jeroen Hertzberger (2FG) and Taeke Taekema (2PC) are the other Dutch goalscorers.
> Taeke Taekema is all-time top goalscorer in CT competition on 47 goals. Teun de Nooijer is on 42 goals.
Spain – New Zealand (8 Dec 2011, 18:05) – Owen G Glenn FIH Champions Trophy Men 2011
> New Zealand have won 1 of 5 Champions Trophy encounters with Spain (1W – 2D – 2L).
> This sole win came in their first CT meeting in 1978 (4-0). This was also New Zealand’s very first win in Champions Trophy competition.
> Spain are unbeaten in 4 successive CT matches vs New Zealand.
> Spain’s biggest CT win over the Black Sticks came in 2004 (3-1)
> The last meetings between these teams came at last year’s CT, when they negotiated a 4-4 draw in the 1st round. Spain beat New Zealand 3-2 in the play-off for fifth place. Simon Child, Nick Wilson, Roc Oliva and Santi Freixa all scored goals in both of these matches.
> If Spain suffer defeat against New Zealand, they will play in the Final 3-4.
> Spain have reached the CT medal round for the first time since claiming silver in 2008. They failed to reach the semifinals in their last two CT appearances finishing 5th in 2009 and 2010. > Spain have converted 4 of 15 penalty corners awarded (30%)
> Spain have conceded 3 PC goals from 14 PCs awarded to their opponents.
> Gabriel Dabanch, Pau Quemada, Santi Freixa and Eduard Tubau are all on 3 goals so far at Auckland 2011. Only Australia’s Jamie Dwyer had scored more goals (6) after Day 3.
> Santi Freixa (34 goals) is ranked fourth on the CT all-time top scorer list after Taeke Taekema (47), Teun de Nooijer (42) and Sohail Abbas (41).
> Gabriel Dabanch has scored in every match for Spain so far this tournament.
New Zealand Facts
> The Black Sticks have secured a top 4 CT finish for the first time since finishing 4th in 1978.
> New Zealand recorded their biggest CT win ever by beating Korea 6-1 on Day 2. In that game the Black Sticks 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 conceded 1 PC goal from 13 penalty corners awarded to their opponents.
> Phillip Burrows and Shea McAleese are New Zealand’s top goalscorers so far this tournament at 2 goals each.
> Nick Wilson and Andy Hayward are NZL’s all-time top scorers in CT competition on 5 goals. Simon Child and Phillip Burrows are on 4 CT career goals.
> Dean Couzins’ has scored the only PS goal so far at Auckland 2011 in the match against Netherlands 3-3 which saw the Black Sticks come back from 3-0 down.
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