The German hockey teams have prematurely made the group win at the World Indoor Championships in Berlin clear. Both the men and the women of the German Hockey Federation (DHB) drove on Thursday evening in the fourth round match their fourth victory. For the quarterfinals, both teams were already qualified.
After the hard-fought 6: 5 (3: 4) against the Czech Republic, the German men defeated Poland 6-3 (3-1) in the evening. In the quarter-finals on Friday (20:00 clock) it gets the team of national coach Stefan Kermas with the fourth of Group B to do.
Match winner against the Czech Republic was Mats Grambusch with a hat-trick within four minutes (33rd, 34th, 37th). “It was not a good game over long distances, but it was important that we stayed calm on the backlog,” Grambusch said afterwards. The 25-year-old also set the final point in the match against Poland with his seventh tournament goal.
DHB ladies are close by
The DHB women won in the second game on Thursday just with 2: 1 (1: 0) against the Czech Republic. Luisa Steindor and Cecile Pieper scored the goals for the hosts. Previously, there had been a 6-0 (2-0) against Ukraine. Anne Schröder and Franzisca Hauke each scored twice. In the round of the last eight, the fourth of the group A. is waiting on Friday.
At the end of the group stage, the men play against Trinidad and Tobago on Friday (11:50 clock), the women compete against Australia (15:20 clock).