Source: World Sport Pics Stanislas Brochier

Quarter final ties confirmed for World League in Valencia

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With the pool stages now complete at the World League Semi-Final in Valencia, the quarter final draw has been finalised, with the International Hockey Federation (FIH) releasing the schedule for Thursday’s all important clashes.

Great Britain, the only side to win all their games so far in the competition are drawn against South Africa, who finished fourth in Pool B. South Africa are yet to win a game in the competition, but held Germany to a 0-0 draw in their final pool game to book their place in the next stage. The match will start at 15:30 BST and is live on Sky Sports 1.

The first quarter final of the day will start at 10:30 and pits the surprise package of the competition, Ireland against China. Ireland’s superb win over the USA earlier today ensured they saw off higher ranked opponents to top Pool B. China, whose defeat to Great Britain today meant they finished fourth in the pool, come into the game with just one win in the tournament so far. Second on the schedule is a repeat of the last four Pan-American finals as Argentina and the USA go head to head, starting at 13:00. The last match is at 18:00 and will be between European Champions Germany and hosts Spain.

The playoff for 9th-10th Place will be between Uruguay and Canada on Friday 19 June at 18:00.

Thursday 18 June 2015: Quarter final draw in full. (All times BST)

10:30 Ireland vs. China

13:00 Argentina vs. USA

15:30 Great Britain vs. South Africa

18:00 Germany vs. Spain

Click here for official match schedule.

All games live on Sky Sports. For TV information, click here.