Kim Lammers scored a dramatic winning goal two minutes from time as Netherlands beat Germany [ Images ] 2-1 in Pool A to reach the semi-finals of the women's hockey World Cup Sunday.
The Dutch, who have reached the last four in 11 of 12 World Cups, are on course for a possible final against hosts Argentina, the only other team on maximum points.
Argentina, whose captain Luciana Aymar scored what exultant local media described as a Diego Maradona [ Images ] type goal after a mazy run in Saturday's win against China, lead pool B by two points from England [ Images ], who have also qualified for the semi-finals.
The Germans took the lead against the Dutch after only three minutes with a field goal by Maike Stoeckel and led 1-0 at halftime.
Penalty corner specialist Maartje Paumen equalised for the Dutch two minutes into the second half, taking her tournament tally to eight, before the last-gasp effort from Lammers.
Australia went down early to New Zealand when Krystal Forgesson grabbed her fifth goal of the tournament.
Kobie McGurk equalised with a penalty corner goal after 12 minutes and Australia settled the match with three field goals in the final 13 minutes, two of them from Ashleigh Nelson.