Published: Tuesday June 3, 2014 MYT 11:44:00 PM
Updated: Tuesday June 3, 2014 MYT 11:51:44 PM

Hockey: Argentina stun favourites Germany 1-0

Argentina's Manuel Brunt (middle) celebrates after scoring the only goal of the match against Germany. - EPA

Argentina's Manuel Brunt (middle) celebrates after scoring the only goal of the match against Germany. - EPA

THE HAGUE: World No. 11 Argentina produced one of the shock results of the Hockey World Cup when they edged world No. 2 Germany 1-0 in a Group B match in The Hague, Holland.

Germany went into the match on a high, after a routine 4-0 win over South Africa, while the Argentines had lost 3-1 to Holland.

Although Germany controlled play for the most part of Tuesday’s match, South American champions Argentina pulled the rug from under them just before the break.

In the 31st minute, Manuel Brunt went on a solo run, taking the ball to the left of the D before flicking it past Germany goalkeeper Nicholas Jacob.

Try as they could, Germany could not find the equaliser. In fact, they failed to gain even one penalty corner in the entire match. 

The Argentina win has now thrown the semi-final race in the group wide open.

New Zealand, 5-0 winners over South Africa earlier yesterday, top the group with six points.

Germany, Holland and Argentina are on three points followed by South Korea and South Africa, who are both winless.

On Friday, Germany will clash against host Holland while Argentina will face New Zealand.

Tags / Keywords: Sport, hockey, Hockey World Cup, Argentina, Germany, Manuel Brunt


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