Australia is the first men's field hockey team to clinch a berth in the knockout rounds of the Tokyo Olympics, beating Argentina 5-2 on Tuesday.

Blake Govers scored twice as Australia scored at least five goals for the third-straight match, sending their South American opponents to a first Group B loss.

India rebounded from its loss to Australia on Tuesday, getting two goals from Rupinder Pal Singh in a 3-0 win over Spain, while New Zealand overcame two deficits to draw Japan 2-2. India (2-1) is second in Group A behind Australia. New Zealand and Argentina are tied at 1-1-1.

The four teams in each six-team group reach the quarterfinals.


Germany shines, Belgium leads in Group B

Over in Group B, it was Germany who made a big statement with a 5-1 beatdown of previously perfect Great Britain. Florian Fuchs and Justus Winder became the sixth and seventh Germans to score in the tournament.

Belgium, though, took the lead in the group with a rout of its own, beating South Africa 9-4 behind a hat trick by Alex Hendrickx. The Netherlands beat Canada in the last game of the day to join Germany, the Netherlands and Great Britain at 2-1 in the standings.