World Cup Hockey: Korea Only Asian Team To Reach Quarterfinals; Check Last-8 Lineup

Bhubaneswar: A never-say-die South Korea edged out 2016 Olympic champions Argentina in a penalty shootout to enter the World Cup Hockey 2023 quarterfinals.

In an edge-of-the-seat thriller, Koreans showed great spirit to fight back repeatedly and force a 5-5 tie in regulation time.

In the shootout, the Korean goalkeeper pulled off two saves to help the red army clinch it 3-2. They will be the only team to feature in the quarterfinals, where they will face The Netherlands on January 25.

Korea completed the quarterfinal lineup after Germany thumped France 5-1 earlier in the day at Kalinga Stadium here in the third Crossover contest.

India were knocked out by lower-ranked New Zealand in the second Crossover fixture on Sunday.


* Australia vs Spain – Jan 24, 4.30 pm (Bhubaneswar)

* Belgium vs New Zealand – Jan 24, 7 pm (Bhubaneswar)

* The Netherlands vs South Korea – Jan 25, 4.30 pm (Bhubaneswar)

* Germany vs England – Jan 25, 7 pm (Bhubaneswar).

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