Black Sticks, Argentina head into semis - London 2012 - Hockey
Day 10 saw the semi-final line-up for the women's Hockey competition confirmed, with New Zealand and Argentina leading the contenders into the last four.
The Black Sticks booked their place in the knockout stages in the first game of the day, but a goalless draw ended Athens 2004 champions Germany's chances of a medal.
However, they barely raised a challenge and when Celine Wilde missed an open goal from two yards early in the second half it looked like Germany, who were fourth at Beijing 2008, were not going to get lucky.
Germany thought they had finally scored when Julia Mueller hit in a high reverse-stick shot from a penalty corner but the ball had not travelled five yards out of the circle for her to be able to do that.
Had the Host Nation beaten the Dutch they would have topped Group A and faced the second-placed side in the other group, but now they will take on Argentina, who claimed the last semi-final spot on offer in the late game as an unconvincing 0-0 draw put Australia out of contention.
The South Americans required only a point to win Group B and they achieved that but the Hockeyroos, who had to win to make the last four, made life difficult for them.