(Photo: frank uijlenbroek)

It is day four in The Hague for the Rabobank Hockey World Cup 2014 and New Zealand bagged their second win of the tournament thanks to an Andy Hayward hat trick. Argentina turned the world rankings upsetting Germany 1-0. Also to play today in Pool B is  Netherland and Korea.

 

MEN POOL B:  South Africa v New Zealand 0-5 (0-3)

New Zealand's Black Sticks maintained their perfect start to the Rabobank Hockey World Cup by surging to a convincing 5-0 Pool B win over South Africa in the GreenFields Stadium. Drag-flicking defender Andy Hayward netted a hat-trick of penalty corners as the world number 6 and Hockey World League Silver medallists claimed a second successive victory.  The result puts New Zealand onto six points and the quality of their performance will fill them with great confidence for the rest of the tournament.  

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MEN POOL B: Germany v Argentina 0-1 (0-1)

Argentina rewrote the form books with a closely-fought and scintillating encounter with the team ranked number two in the world. Manuel Brunet (31') was the hero of the match as he scored from the tightest of angles to give Argentina the lead over Germany in a match that was not only a classic confrontation between two teams playing two very different styles of hockey, but also one that, despite the sole goal, was packed with incident and drama.

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MEN Pool B: Netherlands v Korea 2-1 (1-1)

Korea came desperately close to ripping up the form book when they held the Netherlands to a draw until the last minute of a pulsating game at the Kyocera Stadium. Korean players slumped in exhaustion to the ground after playing a magnificent part in this hockey spectacle, with just a 69th minute Robbert Kempermann goal separating the teams.

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