Match 17: 6th December 2018 at 5:00 PM IST
New Zealand would look to register their second win round off the league stage when they meet Spain at Kalinga Stadium on Thursday.
Black Sticks kickstarted their campaign with a comfortable 2-1 win over France but went down against Argentina conceding three goals without getting on the scoresheet. New Zealand would want to forget the last outing and come here with the positive frame of mind.
Spain, on the other hand, would be playing for the survival in the competition. Currently, at the third spot on Pool A points tally, Spain would want to hold onto to their position as slipping down will eliminate them.
Head-to-Head (*since 2013)
Played – 7; Spain – 4, New Zealand – 2, Drawn – 1
In World Cup:
Played – 7; Spain – 4, New Zealand – 3
Spain’s DELAS Miguel has been ruled out of the tournament with an injury. Ricardo Sanchez is the replacement.
Spain Hockey squad: Alejandro de Frutos, Albert Beltrán, Diego Arana, Enrique González de Castejón, Ignacio Rodriguez, Marc Sallés, Marc Boltó, Marc Serrahima, Mario Garin, Ricardo Sanchez, Pau Quemada, Pepe Romeu, Quico Cortés, Ricardo Santana, Sergi Enrique, Vicenç Ruiz, Xavier Lleonart and Álvaro Iglesias.
New Zealand Hockey squad: Blair Tarrant (c), Arun Panchia (vc), Jared Panchia, Hayden Phillips, Nick Ross, Kane Russell, Aidan Sarikaya, Nic Woods, Cory Bennett, Marcus Child, George Enersen, Hugo Inglis, Stephen Jenness, Richard Joyce, Dane Lett, Shea McAleese, George Muir and Dominic Newman.
Here’s how the two sides may line for Spain vs New Zealand hockey match.
Spain’s Playing XI: CORTES Quico, ENRIQUE Sergi, RODRIGUEZ Ignacio, GONZALEZ Enrique, IGLESIAS Alvaro, SALLES Marc, LLEONART Xavi, RUIZ Vicenc, ROMEU Josep, QUEMADA Pau
New Zealand’s Playing XI: BENNETT Cory, LETT Dane, JOYCE Richard, CHILD Marcus, PANCHIA Jared, WOODS Nic, RUSSELL Kane, TARRANT Blair, INGLIS Hugo, MUIR George, MUIR George and PHILLIPS Hayden. (Doubt: McALEESE Shea)
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Spain fantasy picks: CORTES Quico, ENRIQUE Sergi, SALLES Marc, LLEONART Xavi, ROMEU Josep, QUEMADA Pau
New Zealand fantasy picks: JOYCE Richard, TARRANT Blair, WOODS Nic, RUSSELL Kane, INGLIS Hugo
INJURY UPDATE: Spain’s DELAS Miguel has been ruled out of the tournament with an injury.
Indian viewers can watch the telecast of Hockey World Cup 2018 on Star Sports and Doordarshan. Spain vs New Zealand Hockey match can be Live Streamed Online on Hotstar.
This NZ vs SPA Dream11 prediction is based on news sourced from various sources. Kindly revisit before the deadline for the final update.