Hockey World Cup 2018: Germany tops Pool D, Netherlands routs Pakistan

Germany overcame Malaysia 5-3 to book a quarterfinal spot, while Netherlands scored five past Pakistan in the final Pool D encounters of the Hockey World Cup 2018 at the Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar.

A place in quarterfinals all but confirmed, Germany opened the scoring through Timm Herzbruch in the 2nd minute and added two more in the second quarter through Christopher Ruhr (14') and Marco Miltkau (18'). (Getty Images) Photo: Getty Images
However, Razie Rahim led Malaysia's fightback with a penalty corner strike in 26th minute. The Malaysian Tigers made it 2-3 after Nabil Noor scored from another short corner. (Biswaranjan Rout) Photo: Biswaranjan Rout
Christopher Ruhr's cracking finish off the counter attack in the 12th minute was the highlight of the match. Marco Miltkau and Timm Herzbruch's second goals in the final quarter sealed a 5-3 win for Germany. (Getty Images) Photo: Getty Images
Netherlands needed a win to finish second in Pool D and started brightly with Thierry Brinkman's goal in the 7th minute. However, Pakistan equalised after winning four penalty corners in a row through Umar Bhutta in the 9th minute. (PTI) Photo: PTI
Valentina Verga scored in the 27th minute to give Netherlands 2-1 lead against Pakistan after exchanging a brillinat one-two with Seve van Ass. (FIH Twitter) Photo: FIH Twitter
After initially struggling, Netherlands grew into the game and Bob de Voogd made it 3-1 with the sliding finish from a Jeroen Hertzberger pass. Jorrit Croon and Mink van der Weerden scored in the final quarter to round off a 5-1 victory. The Oranje will now face Canada in the crossover, while Pakistan will clash with Belgium. (Biswaranjan Rout) Photo: Biswaranjan Rout