Fourth ranked Australia stayed in the hunt for a final berth pipping eighth ranked Korea 5-3 to script their third win in the tournament, while hosts New Zealand swamped ninth ranked Japan 6-2 – this second win from four games. Australia have 9 points from four games, while fifth-ranked New Zealand have six points from four games.
Both Australia and New Zealand face off in their final league tie –even if the Black Sticks upstage the Hockeyroos, it may not be enough to reach the final as the former enjoy a better goal average.
Japan are the only team to remain winless in the tournament. The final will be played on Sunday.