Following 60 pool-play matches, eight men’s and women’s teams have advanced to the semi-finals of the Rabobank Hockey World Cup 2014 in The Hague, Netherlands. After 10 days of competition the Netherlands and Australia men have topped their respective pools to cross over with runner-ups England and Argentina. The remaining teams in each pool will cross-over for final standings including Germany and Belgium battling for 5th/6th and Spain and New Zealand vying for 7th/8th.
For the women, the Netherlands will play Argentina, while Australia will face the United States. The United States entered the tournament ranked 10th but topped their pool, going undefeated for all five pool-play games. New Zealand and China will compete for 5/6th place and Korea and Germany will play for 7/8th. Surprisingly, the No. 3-ranked England will play for 11/12th against Belgium after finishing at the bottom of Pool B.
The semi-finals will take place on the 12th and 13th of June. The women’s final is scheduled for 15:15 CET on 14 June and the men’s will be at 15:15 CET on 15 June, both at Kyocera Stadium. By the end of the tournament, 76 matches over 14 days will have taken place at Kyocera and Greenfields Stadiums.
Thursday 12 June
16:00 Women Semi-final 1: USA v Australia (Kyocera Stadium)
19:45 Women Semi-final 2: Netherlands v Argentina (Kyocera Stadium)
Friday 13 June
15:15 Men Semi-final 1: Netherlands v England (Kyocera Stadium)
18:00 Men Semi-final 1: Australia v Argentina (Kyocera Stadium)
For a full match schedule visit: Rabobankhockeyworldcup2014.com
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