Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Sports News(03.03.2010)


Hockey WC: 3 matches scheduled today
NEW DELHI: Three matches would be played in Hockey World Cup today, Geo News reported Wednesday.

The first match would be played between Canada and Germany. And Argentine and South Korea will take on each other in the second face-off and Holland and New Zealand will play today’s last match.

The defending champion Germany opened the tournament on low note; however, they can make their comeback possible in the tournament by putting in excellent show against Canada today.

Both the team would hit the ground at 4am PST. The match between Argentine and South Korea will begin at 6am PST.

Korea played a drawn first match against Germany; however, they may trace their steps back into the event with good performance this time.

Former champions Holland are playing today’s most important match against New Zealand, as this match will decide the team settling on the Pool A roost.

Pool A has New Zealand and Holland are on the first and second position respectively with England leading Pool B bagging six points.

Australia, Spain, India and Pakistan are on second, third, fourth and fifth position respectively.

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