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Germany slam six past hapless Canada

March 03, 2010 18:33 IST
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Defending champions Germany toyed with Canada before subjecting them to a 6-0 thrashing in their second Pool A match of the hockey World Cup in Delhi on Wednesday.

Playing fast, one-touch hockey, the reigning Olympic champions and world No 1-ranked side dictated terms right through and led 4-0 at the breather.

Canada, ranked 10 places below Germany in the FIH chart, put up a fight after the breather but still conceded two goals.

For Germany, who had drawn 2-2 with South Korea in their opening match, 18-year-old Florian Fuchs scored twice, in the 58th and 64th minutes, while Benjamin Wess (3rd minute), Jan-Marco Motag (21st), captain Maximillian Muller (23rd), Martin Haner (28th) found the target once each.

Gunning for a hat-trick of World Cup titles following triumphs in 2002 and 2006, Germany forced as many as seven penalty-corners -- from which they scored thrice -- while Canada got just one in the entire match.

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