first_imgOlympic bronze medallist Germany defeated Malaysia 5-3 in a keenly-contested match to maintain their all-win record and seal a direct quarterfinal spot by topping Pool D at the men’s hockey World Cup here on Sunday.Germany finished their pool engagements with a maximum of nine points from three games.Tim Herzbruch (2nd, 59th minutes) and Christopher Ruhr (14th, 18th) scored two goals each while Marco Miltkau (39th) struck the other one for the world number 6 Germans.Malaysia’s all three goals came from penalty corner conversions by Razie Rahim (26th, 42nd) and Nabil Noor (28th).By virtue of this win, the Germans joined two-time champions Australia, Olympic champions Argentina and hosts India in the quarterfinals.The Malaysians on the other hand, crashed out of the tournament as they finished at the bottom of the group with a mere one point.| Final glimpse of Pool-D where @DHB_hockey tops the leaderboard.#HWC2018 #Odisha2018 World Cup 2018 – Host Partner (@sports_odisha) December 9, 2018Meanwhile, Netherlands outplayed Pakistan 5-1 in the second match of the day.For Netherlands, Thierry Brinkman, Valentin Verga, Jeroen Hertzberger, Croon Though, Van Der Weeden scored while Umar Bhutta scored for Pakistan.Pakistan will now face Belgium in the crossover match, while Netherlands will face Canada on Tuesday.(With IANS inputs)Also Watch:last_img

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