Hockey: Argentina shock Olympic champions Germany

The Hague (Netherlands): Argentina turned the form book upside down with a stunning 1-0 upset of reigning Olympic champions Germany in men's hockey World Cup at the Kyocera Stadium here yesterday.

Manuel Brunet scored the lone goal
Manuel Brunet scored the lone goal 

The all-important goal in the fast-paced encounter came in the 31st minute from Manuel Brunet, who scooped the ball from an acute angle on the left. The ball ended in the net just inside the far post, to the surprise of German goalkeeper Nicolas Jacobi.

NZ beat SA 5-0
The result opened up Group B, which also features hosts and Olympic silver medalists The Netherlands and New Zealand, who rode on Andy Hayward's three-goal act to hammer South Africa 5-0 for their second successive victory.

New Zealand now have six points from two games while The Netherlands have three from their first match.

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