Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Hockey World Cup: ‘We’re not worried about England’, says Germany’s Christopher Ruhr

Bhubaneswar — Dangerman Christopher Ruhr believes Germany can eliminate any England individual performance and their better tournament pedigree can prevail, as the stakes were raised ahead of their World Cup quarter-final on Wednesday.

Germany set up a last eight clash against their European rivals after a ruthless 5-1 win over France and will now hope to keep the cross-over curse intact, where three of the four teams from the 2018 World Cup beat already-qualified teams.

Germany have twice beaten England in their previous World Cup meetings, in 2006 and 2010, and Ruhr suggested that their ability to produce tournament hockey when it matters will hold them in good stead.

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