Germnay's Lena Micheel (C) fights for the ball with Ireland's Sarah Hawkshaw (L) and Ireland's Hannah McLoughlin (R) during the women's FIH World Cup field hockey match between Ireland and Germany at Wagener Stadium, in Amsterdam, on July 6, 2022. (Photo by Koen Suyk / ANP / AFP) / Netherlands OUT

Germany’s hockey women have reached the round of 16 at the World Cup in Spain and the Netherlands. With the smooth 3:0 (1:0) against Ireland, the team of national coach Valentin Altenburg celebrated the second victory at the end of the preliminary round in the third game of group A and thus confidently achieved the first stage goal at this World Cup in two countries. On Saturday (5 p.m. / DAZN) it is now against South Africa.

Nike Lorenz (23rd minute/penalty corner), Charlotte Stapenhorst (39th) and Sonja Zimmermann (56th/seven meters) scored the goals for Germany in Amsterdam on Wednesday. Nike Lorenz even missed another seven meters (60th). The pointless vice world champion from the Emerald Isle was eliminated early on in this tournament.