(Photo: Stanislas Brochier)

It is the final day of the Rabobank Hockey World Cup 2014 in The Hague 2014. Before the bronze and gold-medal games later this afternoon there are two classification matches. In the earlier game New Zealand and Spain drew 1-1 in regulation time and Black Sticks' Simon Child finished a shoot-out goal to help his team take 7th place. Battling for 5/6th were Belgium and Germany. Sebastien Dockier scored a back-hand stunner in the 4-2 Belgian win over Germany. Olympic champions Germany failed to create chances and finish 6th in the event.

MEN 7/8th: New Zealand v Spain 1-1 (0-1) (1-4 SO)

Devon Manchester produced a goalkeeping masterclass to help New Zealand to a 7th place finish at the Rabobank Hockey World Cup courtesy of a shoot-out victory over Spain. New Zealand's Kane Russell and Xavi Leonart of Spain  were both on target as the two sides finished the match locked together at 1-1, but Manchester produced fantastic saves to deny both David Alegre and Roc Oliva as the Black Sticks powered to a 4-1 in the shootout. New Zealand converted all four of their opportunities in the shoot-out, with Hugo Inglis, Blair Hilton, Steve Edwards and Simon Child getting the goals. 


MEN 5/6th: Belgium v Germany

A stunning strike from Sebastien Dockier helped Belgium's Red Lions to a fifth place finish at the Rabobank Hockey World Cup, securing a 4-2 victory over reigning Olympic Champions Germany in a breath-taking 5-6 classification match. Dockier's fabulous backhand strike from a seemingly impossible angle gave Belgium a two goal advantage with only five minutes remaining, condemning world number 2 Germany to a 6th place finish here in the Hague.   


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