The Dutch regained the lead early in the second half when Mink van der Weerden fired home a short corner. The home side chalked up the insurance goal through Rogier Hoffman midway through the second half and went on to seal a convincing win.
Meanwhile, world number one and 2010 runner-up Germany were in cruise mode, easing to a 4-0 win. Vastly experienced Chritstopher Zellar gave the black brigade the lead before Thilo Stralkowski doubled it close to half-time. Matt Grambusch made it 3-0 in the 56th minute before Oliver Korn netted the fourth three minutes later to pave the way for a high satisfying 4-0 win. In another men’s Pool B tie New Zealand sneaked past Korea 2-1.
In the women’s section, 10th ranked USA created an upset of sorts upstaging England 2-1, while 6th ranked Germany drew 7th ranked China 1-1. Defending champions and 2nd ranked Argentina crushed 11th ranked South Africa 4-1.