The first 12 matches of the FIH Indoor Hockey World Cup have been played, with all 24 men’s and women’s teams taking to the field. See a quick summary of the results so far from the elite event in Leipzig, Germany, courtesy of the FIH.
The first six matches to take place were played in the women’s competition, with 2007 Indoor World Champions the Netherlands cruising to a 14-0 triumph over Pool B opponents South Africa, with Denise Admiraal netting five times in the victory before Czech Republic recorded their first ever indoor hockey victory over Poland with a 3-2 success. The final Pool B game of the morning session saw Belarus overpower Kazakhstan 6-3, with Volha Shyntar and Krestsina Papkova both netting doubles for their team.
In Pool A, Austria started their IWC campaign with a narrow 1-0 win over Canada thanks to a penalty corner from Kristine Vukovich before Australia produced a shock result by defeating higher ranked Ukraine 4-2. Host nation Germany were in excellent form in the final women’s match of the morning session, with Kristina Hillmann, Anne Schröder, Céline Wilde and Charlotte van Bodegom giving Die Danas a 4-1 win over Belgium’s Red Foxes.
To keep track of the latest results from the women’s competition, click here.
The action from the men’s tournament began in Pool A, with Australia and Czech Republic playing out a hard-fought 0-0 draw being the first goal-less match in men’s Indoor World Cup history before Alexander Otte scored four times to help home favourites Germany to a 9-4 win over Sweden. Ace goal-scorer Michael Kőrper netted four times as Austria completed the first session’s Pool A matches with a 7-2 win against Iran.
The opening match in Pool B was a superb contest between Netherlands and Canada, with goals from Nicki Leijs, Bjorn Kellerman and Robbert van de Peppel giving the Europeans all three points. Russia scored three goals in the final four minutes to record a magnificent 4-3 victory against Switzerland, with Sergey Spichkovskiy, Dmitry Nikitin and Mikhail Proskuryakov netting the crucial strikes. Poland were also winners in Pool B, with Tomasz Gorny and Dawid Zimnicki netting doubles in an 8-3 triumph over South Africa.
To keep track of the latest results from the men’s competition, click here.
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Photograph: Germany score! (Frank Uijlenbroek (c))