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We are in a must-win situation against New Zealand: German coach

New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) German coach Markus Weise said Sunday night his boys are in a must-win situation in their last match against New Zealand to make the semi-finals in Pool A of the Hockey World Cup.

After a 2-2 draw Sunday with neighbours, the Netherlands at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, Pool A has opened up again. Germany, Asian champions South Korea, Netherlands are now fighting hard for the two semi-final spots from the group.

Mathematically, New Zealand also have an outside chance, but they have to defeat Germany by a nine goal margin and then hope the Netherlands either beat or draw with Korea in the second game.

“I am quiet happy with the performance. It was a tough match for both the teams. Both the teams play a very similar style of hockey and they are aware of each other