21 Jun 2013

Black Sticks make semis in Rotterdam

9:56 am on 21 June 2013

The New Zealand men's hockey team has edged Spain 1-0 to reach the semi-finals at the World League in Rotterdam.

A first-half goal from Hugo Inglis and superior defence was enough to put the still-undefeated Black Sticks into the final four, where they'll play Belgium on Saturday morning for a shot at the title.

The win guarantees a top-four finish at the tournament, putting them one win away from qualifying for next year's World Cup and means they qualify for World League Round 4.