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Germany win Hamburg Masters
June 21, 2004 00:23 IST
A penalty-corner goal in injury time gave World champions Germany a 3-2 victory over Pakistan and the title in the Hamburg Masters men's field hockey tournament in Hamburg, Germany, on Sunday.
Argentina drew with South Korea 5-5 and finished third in the four-nation tournament.
Christoph Bechmann put the Germans ahead, converting an early penalty stroke for Germany but Nadeem Mohammed put Pakistan on level terms with a field goal in the dying minutes of the first half.
Penalty-corner ace Sohail Abbas put Pakistan ahead on resumption in the second session from a penalty-corner before Bjorn Emmerling drew parity for the Germans eight minutes from time.
It was Germany's third win over Pakistan in a week, having beaten the Asian giants 3-1 and 2-1 in Test matches in Berlin last Sunday and Monday.
Florian Kunz clinched the issue for Germany in the dying seconds from a penalty-corner.
Pakistan and Germany meet again next Saturday in the first match of the Rabobank four-nation tournament in Amsterdam which also involves India and Netherlands.