Results

Samsung Women's Hockey World Cup

27th September 2006

12:00
Netherlands(2) 3 : 2 (0) India
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12:30
Korea(1) 2 : 1 (1) Japan
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14:00
Australia(1) 1 : 0 (0) South Africa
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14:30
China(1) 2 : 3 (2) England
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16:00
Spain(0) 1 : 0 (0) Germany
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18:00
Argentina(2) 2 : 1 (1) USA
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28th September 2006

14:00
Korea(0) 0 : 0 (0) South Africa
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16:00
Australia(2) 3 : 1 (1) USA
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18:00
Argentina(2) 3 : 2 (0) Japan
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29th September 2006

14:00
England(0) 0 : 1 (1) Netherlands
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16:00
China(0) 0 : 1 (1) Spain
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18:00
India(1) 2 : 3 (1) Germany
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30th September 2006

14:00
Korea(2) 3 : 4 (4) Australia
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16:00
USA(0) 0 : 0 (0) Japan
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18:00
South Africa(0) 2 : 2 (1) Argentina
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1st October 2006

12:00
Netherlands(1) 2 : 0 (0) Spain
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14:00
India(0) 1 : 1 (0) England
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16:00
Germany(0) 3 : 1 (0) China
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2nd October 2006

12:00
Japan(0) 0 : 0 (0) Australia
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14:00
South Africa(0) 1 : 3 (2) USA
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16:00
Argentina(2) 2 : 0 (0) Korea
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3rd October 2006

12:00
England(0) 1 : 0 (0) Germany
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Match Report

ENGLAND 1 (0) - (0) 0 GERMANY
Helen Richardson 37 (PS)


England kept alive their World Cup semi-final hopes with a 1-0 victory over Olympic champions Germany in Madrid.

Leicester midfielder Helen Richardson converted a penalty stroke in the 38th minute after Germany defender Anke Kuehn illegally stopped a shot with her hand.

The result puts England on seven points and victory over hosts Spain tomorrow in their final group match would put them into the last four and guarantee them their highest World Cup finish since Sydney in 1990.

It was a closely-contested match and although England were in control for long periods it was Beth Storry, back in goal after being rested against India on Sunday, who made the first save from a fourth-minute penalty corner.

She was also called upon again midway through the half when Fanny Rinne won a penalty corner but then saw her shot saved and Maike Stoeckel fail to convert the rebound.

From England's second penalty corner of the match in the 30th minute Leicester defender Crista Cullen, today nominated for WorldHockey Young Player of Year, saw her drag flick saved by Yvonne Frank.

Three minutes into the second half Frank saved another Cullen set-piece but in the ensuing scramble Lucilla Wright's scooped shot was palmed off the line by defender Anke Kuehn.

Germany brought on reserve keeper Kristina Reynolds to face the penalty stroke but this tactic failed as Richardson slotted home and Reynolds immediately departed.

In the 47th minute Natascha Keller broke down the left but Kerstin Hoyer could not get a stick on her pull-back.

As the game progressed play became scrappier with neither side able to retain possession for very long but Germany rarely threatened and England held on for victory.

Coach Danny Kerry said: "I am delighted with our application and effort - I can't really ask for any more.

"It just shows the great character within the team.

"Before the tournament if I'd been offered the prospect of going into our last group game with a chance of making the semi-finals I would have taken it, definitely.

"But we have an incredibly tough game against the home side tomorrow."

England will make a late decision on whether to include captain Kate Walsh against Spain after the Slough defender missed the last two matches because of a knee injury.

Walsh did some light jogging this morning and will be given a tougher work-out later and, if there is no adverse reaction, could play tomorrow.

England: Storry (gk), Wooding, Cullen, Clewlow, Grant, Richardson, Wright, Rogers, Bimson, Walton, Williams. Substitutes: Ellis (Doncaster), Ellis (Ipswich), Walker, Danson, Herbert. Did not play: Roberts (gk), Walsh.

14:00
China(0) 1 : 6 (2) Netherlands
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16:00
Spain(2) 3 : 2 (1) India
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4th October 2006

12:00
Netherlands(0) 0 : 0 (0) Germany
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12:30
South Africa(0) 0 : 3 (3) Japan
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14:00
India(0) 0 : 1 (1) China
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14:30
Korea(0) 0 : 1 (1) USA
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16:00
Spain(1) 1 : 1 (0) England
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18:00
Australia(2) 3 : 0 (0) Argentina
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6th October 2006

11:30
England(0) 0 : 2 (0) Japan
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12:30
China(3) 4 : 0 (0) South Africa
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14:00
USA(0) 1 : 0 (0) Germany
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15:00
Korea(4) 4 : 1 (0) India
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16:30
Netherlands(1) 3 : 1 (0) Argentina
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19:00
Australia(0) 1 : 0 (0) Spain
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7th October 2006

16:30
Japan(0) 1 : 0 (0) USA
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18:00
South Africa(0) 0 : 1 (1) India
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19:00
China(0) 1 : 2 (2) Korea
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8th October 2006

12:00
England(2) 2 : 1 (0) Germany
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14:30
Argentina(3) 5 : 0 (0) Spain
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17:00
Netherlands(0) 3 : 1 (0) Australia
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