Germany’s women’s hockey team reached the round of 16 at the World Cup in Spain and the Netherlands. With a comfortable 3:0 (1:0) against Ireland, the team of the national coach Valentin Altenberg celebrated the second victory at the end of the preliminary round in the third game of Group A and thus confidently scored the first stage goal in this world. Cup in two countries. It’s now against South Africa on Saturday (5 pm / DAZN).
Nike Lawrence (23rd minute/penalty corner), Charlotte Stappenhorst (39) and Sonja Zimmerman (56/seven meters) scored for Germany in Amsterdam on Wednesday. Nike Lawrence missed out by another seven meters (60th). The pointless vice world champion from the Emerald Isle was eliminated early in this tournament.
Only the four group winners advance directly to the quarter-finals. The runners-up and third-placed teams will each play in the Round of 16 at the weekend. The Netherlands beat outsiders Chile 3-1 in their third win of the night to put them top of their group ahead of the Germans, who now face the South Africans. (DPA)
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