It was a sad day for the Asian neighbours as both India and Pakistan were knocked out of the 12-nation tournament.
Match 1: Australia vs Spain
Australia continued with their impressive form after the initial hiccup and inched closer towards a semifinal spot beating Olympic silver medallist Spain 2-0.
Aussies wipe off Spanish challenge
Match 2: South Africa vs Pakistan
Pakistan slumped to their worst defeat in the tournament when a lowly South Africa stunned the Asian giants 4-3 in a must-win Pool B match to shatter their semifinal dreams.
South Africa take Pakistan out
Match 3: India vs England
India’s marginal hopes of entering the semifinals of the hockey World Cup went up in smoke as England thrashed the home team 3-2 to secure their place in the last-four stage.