WOMEN TO TAKE ON GERMANY IN QUARTER-FINAL
In a thrilling 1-0 cross-over win against South Africa this morning NZT, Germany have won the right to face the Vantage Black Sticks in the Women’s World Cup Quarterfinals.
Germany finished second in Pool A while South Africa finished third in Pool D and with Germany sitting fourth in the FIH World Rankings and South Africa in 16th position, this was always going to be a tough ask for the lower-ranked team.
Throughout the match, Germany exerted a tremendous amount of pressure on their opposition and created numerous chances.
However, the combination of resilient, stubborn defending, great goalkeeping and a smattering of luck meant a low scoring affair, with the lower ranked side gaining a huge amount of international respect for their performance.
Germany will no doubt come away from the fixture pleased with the result and how they approached and played the game, however Player of the Match Nike Lorenz (GER) acknowledged:
“We definitely need to get more out of our penalty corners next time. To be in with a chance of winning this World Cup we have to score more goals.”
They will have a chance to do just that against a spirited Vantage Black Sticks side in a much anticipated Quaterfinal at Wagener Hockey Stadium, Amstelveen. The match will be Live on Spark Sport from 3am Wednesday 13th July NZT.
Women’s World Cup Quarter Finals:
The winner will progress to the World Cup Semi Final in Terrassa, Spain on the 18th July NZT
Vantage Black Sticks v Germany – Wednesday 13th July, 03:00am NZT
Netherlands v Belgium – Wednesday 13th July, 05:30am NZT
Australia v Spain – Thursday 14th July, 05:00am NZT
Argentina v England – Thursday 14th July, 07:30am NZT
- July 11th, 2022 in