Owen G Glenn FIH Champions Trophy - Day 4 - Spain v New Zealand
Owen G Glenn FIH Champions Trophy - Day 4 - Spain v New Zealand
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Infostrada Sports provide a statistical preview of the matches that will take place on Day 5 of the Owen G Glenn FIH Champions Trophy.

The Pool D matches will be the first to take place, with Germany taking on Pakistan at 12:05 (GMT +13) before Great Britain play Korea at 14:05.

The Championship Pool games begin at 16:05 when The Netherlands and Spain go head to head before this evening's hugely exciting meeting between world Champions Australia and host nation New Zealand begins at 18:05. 

 

Germany - Pakistan (10 Dec 2011, 12:05) – Owen G Glenn FIH Champions Trophy Men 2011

Head-to-heads

> Germany have won 11 of their 26 CT against Pakistan (11W – 6D – 9L).
> Germany won their last CT match against Pakistan (5-2 in 2007) and are unbeaten in their last 3 CT matches against them.
> Pakistan’s biggest CT victory over Germany came in 1982 (6-1).
> Germany have never beaten Pakistan by more than 3 goals in CT competition.
> Earlier this year, in July, Germany beat Pakistan 2-1 at the 4-nations Rabo Trophy in Amstelveen.
> Pakistan last beat Germany at the Hamburg Masters in August 2006 (2-1). They have met 5 times ever since with Germany winning on all 5 occasions. 

Germany Facts

> Germany need at least a draw against Pakistan to qualify for the Final 5-6.
> Germany have scored 9 goals so far 8FG and 1 PC.
> Germany have conceded 8 goals so far, all from open play. Only Australia have conceded fewer goals (6).
> Germany and Korea have scored only 1 PC goal so far this tournament.
> Germany are on 1 for 13 in terms of penalty corners converted at Auckland 2011.
> Germany have not conceded a single any penalty corner goals yet. They faced 16 PCs.
> Tobias Matania and Jan-Marco Montag are Germany’s top scorers at Auckland 2011 on 2 goals. > Florian Fuchs, Christoph Menke, Thilo Stralkowski, Martin Zwicker 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.

 Pakistan Facts
> Pakistan qualify for Final 5-6 with a win over Germany. A draw will only see them through if Korea beat GB, but by no more than a 6-goal margin.
> 3-time Champions Trophy winners Pakistan finished 7th (of 8) at their last CT tournament in 2007.
> Pakistan have scored 10 goals (4FG, 5PC, 1PS) so far.
> Captain Muhammad Imran has scored 3 goals, all from penalty corners. Abdul Haseem Khan is on 2 (FG).
> Pakistan are on 5 for 11 in terms of penalty corners converted (45%, the highest percentage so far at Auckland 2011).
> Pakistan have faced most penalty corners (22) and have conceded most PC goals (6) at Auckland 2011.


Great Britain – Korea (10 Dec 2011, 14:05) – Owen G Glenn FIH Champions Trophy Men 2011 

Head-to-heads

> Great Britain and Korea meet for the third time in CT competition. Korea are unbeaten in the 2 previous meetings winning 3-1 in 2000 and drawing 2-2 in 2007.
> Including England, GB/ENG are unbeaten in their last 4 CT matches against Korea, since losing 3-1 in 2000.
> England/GB’s biggest CT win over Korea came in their last CT encounter in 2009 (4-2).
> Their last meeting came at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in May 2011, and saw Korea beat Great Britain 3-1 through goals by Yoon Sung-Hoon, Jeon Byung Jin and You Hyo Sik. Daly Matthew scored for GB.

Great Britain Facts

> GB qualify for the Final 5-6 if they beat Korea. A draw will only see them through if Germany beat Pakistan.
> GB have finished 5th or 6th in their last 8 Champions Trophy appearances (1988-2007).
> Great Britain (5) and Korea (6) have scored fewest goals in their 4 matches so far.
> Great Britain have converted 2 of 15 penalty corners awarded (13%).
> Great Britain have conceded 4 PC goals from 17 PCs they faced.
> Simon Mantell has scored 2 goals (1FG, 1PC) for GB at Auckland 2011. The other GB goalscorers are Barry Middleton (PC), Mark Pearn (FG) and Glenn Kirkham (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.
> Mark Pearn retired from international hockey in 2005. He made his international comeback in the Four Nations tournament in the Netherlands in June 2011.
> GB’s Ben Hawes was sidelined for nine months after breaking his ankle at the 2010 Champions Trophy.

Korea Facts

> Korea only qualify for the Final 5-6 if they beat GB and if their goal difference is better than that of any other team on 4 points from 3 matches in  Pool D.
> 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’s 6 goals have been scored by Cho Suk-Hoon, You Hyo-Sik, Kim Young-Jin, Seo Jong-Ho, Lee Nam-Yong and Nam Hyun-Woo (PC).
> Korea have conceded most goals (17) so far at Auckland 2011 (12FG – 4PC – 1PS).
> Korea have conceded most field goals (12). GB have conceded 11 FG.
> Korea are on 1 for 15 in terms of penalty corners converted at Auckland 2011.
> You Hyo-Sik’s father You Young Chae also played hockey at international level for Korea in the 1970s. He was the assistant coach of Korea's women's hockey team when they won a silver medal on home turf at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul and again when they collected the silver medal at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.
> Seo Jong-Ho was named on the FIH All Star team in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010.


Netherlands - Spain (10 Dec 2011, 16:05) - Owen G Glenn FIH Champions Trophy Men 2011

Head-to-heads

> Netherlands have won 15 of 21 CT matches against Spain (15W – 3D – 3L).
> Netherlands are unbeaten in 6 successive CT matches against Spain, winning the last three.
> Spain’s last CT victory over the Dutch came in the 2004 CT final (4-2).
> Their last encounter came at the 2010 CT. Netherlands won 5-2, goals scored by Jeroen Hertzberger (2), Mink van der Weerden (PC), Teun de Nooijer and Rogier Hofman. Spanish goalscorers: Pau Quemada and David Alegre.

Netherlands Facts

> A victory over Spain will see the Dutch progress to the Final 1-2 if New Zealand fail to beat Australia. If both Netherlands and New Zealand win, goal difference and goals scored will be the tie-breakers.
> Coming into Day 5 New Zealand have a goal difference of -1, Netherlands are on -2.
> 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 15 in terms of penalty corners converted (13%).
> Netherlands have only faced 5 penalty corners so far, conceding 2.
> Billy Bakker has scored in every match so far for his team at Auckland 2011 (4 FG), as has Jamie Dwyer (AUS).
> Jeroen Hertzberger (2FG), Taeke Taekema (2PC), Rogier Hofman and Valentin Verga 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 Facts

> Spain qualify for the final Final 1-2 if they beat Netherlands. A draw will also see them through if New Zealand fail to beat Australia.
> In case both Spain and New Zealand collect 4 points goal difference if the first tie-breaker followed by goals scored.
> 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 5 of 18 penalty corners awarded (27%)
> Spain have conceded 4 PC goals from 16 PCs awarded to their opponents.
> Eduard Tubau is on 4 is on 4 goals. Only Australia’s Jamie Dwyer had scored more goals (6).
> Gabriel Dabanch, Pau Quemada and Santi Freixa are all on 3 goals so far at Auckland 2011.
> 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 was born in Mendoza, Argentina. He moved to Spain at age 12. His older sister Paula represented Spain in hockey at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.
> Ramón Alegre faces his team mates from Dutch side Kampong Quirijn Caspers and Sander de Wijn.

Australia – New Zealand (10 Dec 2011, 18:05) - Owen G Glenn FIH Champions Trophy Men 2011

Head-to-heads

> Australia are unbeaten in 4 CT matches against New Zealand (2 wins – 2 draws).
> Their last CT encounter came last year, when the Kookaburras handed the Black Sticks their biggest defeat in CT competition (9-1).
> The last time NZL avoided defeat against Australia in CT competition was in 1984 (2-2).
> These teams last faced each other in October 2011 at the Oceania Cup in Hobart.
> New Zealand won the first match 3-0. This marked their first win over Australia in 12 years, since a 3-2 victory in the Oceania Cup Qualifier in May 1999.
> The second match was tied at 3-3 and Australia won the third match (6-1) to claim the 2011 Oceania Cup.

Australia Facts

> Australia have qualified for a Champions Trophy final match for a record 13th time and are well on their way to become the first team to win four successive Champions Trophy titles.
> Australia have won all 4 of their matches at Auckland 2011.
> At Monchengladbach 2010 the Kookaburras won the CT title by winning all 6 matches.
> Australia have won 12 successive CT matches, since losing 3-1 to Germany on 3 December 2009. This is the longest winning streak in CT history.
> Australia are ranked 1st in the world. They are the reigning Champions Trophy and World champions.
> Jamie Dwyer tops the goalscorer list after Day 4 on 7 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 25 CT career goals. Only Australians to have scored more CT goals are Mark Hager (32) and Stephen Davies (28).
> Australia are on 17 goals after Day 4, equal most with Spain.
> The Kookaburras have converted 5 of 19 penalty corners awarded (26%).
> Australia have conceded one penalty corner goal (12 PCs have been awarded to their opponents).
> Australia have conceded fewest goals (6) after 4 matchdays.
> 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.

New Zealand Facts

> New Zealand can only reach the final if Spain do not beat Netherlands in Match #19, if the Kiwis beat Australia and if their goal difference is better than the goal difference of the other team on 4 points in Pool C.
> In the last 7 CT tournaments the hosts reached the final only once; Australia won at Melbourne 2009.
> The Black Sticks have secured a top 4 CT finish for the first time since finishing 4th in 1978, when the Champions Trophy was first held.
> 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 2 for 7 in terms of penalty corners converted (28%).
> New Zealand have conceded 2 PC goals from 16 penalty corners awarded to their opponents.
> Phillip Burrows, Andy Hayward, Blair Hilton and Shea McAleese are New Zealand’s top goalscorers so far this tournament at 2 goals each.
> Andy Hayward is New Zealand’s all-time top scorers in CT competition on 6 goals. Nick Wilson is on 5 goals. Simon Child and Phillip Burrows are on 4 CT career goals.