Hockey World Cup: Netherlands Beat South Korea 2-1

Despite conceding an early goal in the match, hosts Netherlands fought back hard and scored in the dying minutes of the game to take the lead and seal the match against South Korea in their favour.

updated: June 04, 2014 15:43 IST
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The Hague: Robbert Kemperman scored in the dying minutes on Tuesday as the Netherlands struggled to a hard-fought 2-1 victory over South Korea at the Hockey World Cup.

The Koreans scored early through a Nam Hyun-woo penalty corner and then defended stubbornly for the rest of the match. Jeroen Hertzberger brought the scores level in the 21st minute, also from a penalty corner, before Sander de Wijn dribbled to the line and pulled the ball back for Kemperman to fire home his last-gasp winner.

In other Group B matches, New Zealand went top of the standings by making it two wins out of two with a comprehensive 5-0 demolition of South Africa, while Argentina handed Germany a surprise 1-0 defeat.

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