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Germany, Netherlands remain unbeaten in men's field hockey

London, England (Sports Network) - Germany and the Netherlands both picked up victories Friday to remain unbeaten so far in the men's field hockey pool matches, while Australia failed to win its third straight of the London Games.

Germany got three goals from Florian Fuchs in a 5-2 defeat of India, while the Netherlands saw Billy Bakker score twice as part of a 5-1 blitz of New Zealand.

Both the Germans and the Netherlands improved to 3-0-0, keeping them atop Pool B with nine points.

Australia, meanwhile, fell into a tie with Great Britain following a 2-2 draw with Argentina that saw the Aussies blow a two-goal halftime advantage. Argentina got a goal from captain Matias Vila at the 37-minute mark and the tying tally by Gonzalo Peillat at the 68-minute mark.

One of Australia's markers came from Jamie Dwyer, making him the country's all-time leader in international goals with 180. That bested the previous record held by current New Zealand's women's coach Mark Hager.

"It's good that it's finally here now and I can stop getting asked those questions and move on with my job," said Dwyer. "It's a great honor, Mark Hager was a role model of mine. To be the all-time leading goalscorer for my country is a privilege."

Great Britain, meanwhile, topped Pakistan 4-1 to match Australia's 2-0-1 record in Pool A.

In other action, Spain managed a 3-2 defeat of South Africa.

08/03 18:14:32 ET


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