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Germany bundle the Hockeyroos out of the world cup

New Zealand 3 India 0
Netherlands 5 Japan 2
Australia 0 Germany 1


The Estadio Mundial took on a party atmosphere on the final day of pool matches in the 2010 world cup. New Zealand players joined their fans in the crowd to celebrate Krystal Forgesson’s 28th birthday after their match,and there was a distinct whiff of Waikato White on the breeze as Holland’s Naomi van Ass joined the fun to produce a party-piece Aymar-esque goal against the Japanese.

New Zealand 3 India 0
Netherlands 5 Japan 2
Australia 0 Germany 1


The Estadio Mundial took on a party atmosphere on the final day of pool matches in the 2010 world cup. New Zealand players joined their fans in the crowd to celebrate Krystal Forgesson’s 28th birthday after their match,and there was a distinct whiff of Waikato White on the breeze as Holland’s Naomi van Ass joined the fun to produce a party-piece Aymar-esque goal against the Japanese.
Fortunately for New Zealand, India hadn’t earlier done anything to kill the fun – the Blacksticks having produced a competent 3-0 win. Meanwhile, back at the party, Maartje Paumen showed she is to penalty corners what Kiwis are to drinking games – fun to watch, but join in at your own risk. Netherlands netted five goals without wasting too much energy, although two late goals from Japan showed that the unfancied girls can still score occasionally.
Of course the real issue of the party was whether it would be Australia or Germany scoring a hot date with Argentina in the semi-finals – the other would be left minesweeping for dregs in the dreaded classification matches. Heartbreak for Australia came from a 43rd minute Tina Bachmann corner strike in what was a very tense match.

Remaining games
Thursday September 9
1.30pm (5.30pm) Japan vs Spain 11th/12th
4.30pm (8.30pm) Netherlands vs England semi final
7.30pm (11.30pm) Argentina vs Germany semi final

Friday September 10
1.30pm (5.30pm) India vs South Africa 9th/10th
4.30pm (8.30pm) New Zealand vs China 7th/8th
7.30pm (11.30pm) Australia vs Korea 5th/6th

Saturday September 11
4.30pm (8.30pm) Bronze medal game
7.30pm (11.30pm) Final

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