The New Zealand men's hockey team will meet Germany in their first classification match for fifth to eighth at the Champions Trophy tournament in Melbourne.
The Black Sticks were beaten 2-0 by the Netherlands in their quarter-final last night to be eliminated from finals contention.
In the other quarter-finals Pakistan beat Germany 2-1, Australia beat England 2-0 and India beat Belgium 1-0.
Head coach Colin Batch says while the result was disappointing, there were plenty of positives against Netherlands, who have now made the semi-finals at the last 24 consecutive Champions Trophy tournaments.
He says they're continuing to improve, which is pleasing.
The play-offs are Saturday with the finals on Sunday.