South African Underwater Hockey Teams Make Semi-Finals
While much focus has been placed on the FIH Hockey World Cup in London, Hockey of a different sport have been making a splash in Canada – The South African Underwater Hockey teams are impressing at the World Cup.
The South African Underwater Hockey Ladies Elite team and the Men’s Masters have made their way into the World Cup Semi-Finals. The Ladies Elite are defending champions at the event while the Masters last tasted Gold in 2008.
I must admit, it comes as a surprise to me that the South African Underwater Hockey teams have such a rich history in the World Cup as they get very little exposure by media outlets in the country.
Road to the Semi Finals: Ladies
- Won vs Canada 2-1
- Lost vs Colombia 2-1
- Won vs Great Britain 4-3
- Won vs Spain 3-2
- Won vs Argentina 10-0
- Won vs Netherlands 5-2
- Won vs Australia 5-3 (Quarter Finals)
Road to the Semi Finals: Men Masters
- Won vs New Zealand 12-1
- Won vs Colombia 10-1
- Lost vs France 3-2
- Won vs Australia 4-1
- Won vs Great Britain 4-1
- Won vs Argentina 8-1
- Won vs USA 4-2
- Won vs Canada 4-1
- Won vs Colombia 6-1 (Quarter Final)
The teams go into the semi-finals having finished in second place on their respective logs.
Both teams are in action again today as the Elite Ladies face New Zealand while the Men’s Masters do battle against Great Britain whom they have already beaten in the tournament.
Both games can be watched live via YouTube streaming at the following South African times:
Men’s Masters Live Stream – 19:25
Ladies Elite Live Stream – 21:35
From everyone at The Pundits, we’d like to wish both teams the best of luck! Here are some behind the scenes photos of their time in Canada.