New Zealand vs Spain Match Preview, Team News, Lineups
Hockey Men’s World Cup 2018 | New Zealand vs Spain
It’s time for the Pool A action on Thursday in the Hockey World Cup 2018. All the four teams will be in action with the first game of the evening scheduled between the Black Sticks New Zealand and Spain.
The Black Sticks had a dream start to their Hockey World Cup campaign defeating the newbies France 2-1. They looked promising in their approach in the opening match but were taken down against the Olympic champions Argentina in the following game.
Argentina who crushed Spain 4-3 in their opening encounter carried their astonishing form in the game against Black Sticks and eased past them 3-0. Augustin Mazzilli, Lucas Vila and Lucas Martinez were the goal scorers for Argentina.
With the result of the last game not going by their way, this affair is definitely a must-win scenario for the Black Sticks and they have to play daunt the already weakened opposition in Spain.
For the Spaniard’s this is ‘now or never’ kind of situation. Their current standings in Pool A is third after playing 2 games, losing 1 and drawing level on one occasion.
They are in a big jeopardy after playing 1-1 draw against France in their previous match. Nothing less then a win can revamp their World Cup campaign which has already seen fair amount of obstacles.
Let us delve into the NZ vs SPA Dream11 predicted seven, team news, and squads;
When: December 06, 05:00 PM, IST
Where: Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar
New Zealand: Stay Tuned
Spain: Injured Spain captain Miguel Delas has been replaced by Ricardo Sanchez.
New Zealand: George Enersen, Shea McAleese, Marcus Child, Stephen Jenness, Dominic Newman, Blair Tarrant, Jared Panchia, Cory Bennett, Nic Woods, George Muir, Richard Joyce, Kane Russell, Hugo Inglis, Dane Lett, Nick Ross, Aidan Sarikaya, Arun Panchia, Hayden Phillips.
Spain: Marc Boltó, Albert Beltrán, Álvaro Iglesias, Alejandro de Frutos, Ricardo Sanchez, Vicenç Ruiz, Ignacio Rodriguez, Diego Arana, Sergi Enrique, Xavier Lleonart, Pepe Romeu, Marc Sallés, Marc Serrahima, Quico Cortés, Ricardo Santana, Mario Garin, Enrique González de Castejón, Pau Quemada.
Spain: Quico Cortes(GK), Sergi Enrique, Marc Salles, Enrique Gonzalez, Pau Quemada, Marc Serrahima, Alvaro Iglesias, Josep Romeu, Vincec ruiz, Xavi Lleonart.
New Zealand: Richard Joyce(GK), Hayden Phillips, Blair Tarrant, Nic Woods, Kane Russell, Shea McAleese, Marcus Child, Stephen Jenness, Hugo Inglis, George Muir, Cory Bennet.
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Spaniard’s main force in this game would be S Enrique, J Romeu, X Lleonart and A Iglesias.
The Black Sticks have quality players like H Inglis, S Jenness, K Russel and B Tarrant.