NZ beat South Africa in shootout to take 9th

New Zealand has defeated South Africa 5-4 on penalties in the playoff for ninth at the field hockey World Cup.

updated: March 14, 2010 08:35 IST
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New Delhi:

New Zealand scored in the last minute of the regulation time and then held on to their nerves to beat South Africa 9-8 via sudden death penalty shootout to finish ninth in the hockey World Cup on Friday.

New Zealand captain Dean Couzins scored from the spot in the sudden death after both sides were tied 4-4 in the penalty shootout and 4-4 in the regulation time.

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