The Netherlands are into the Hockey World Cup quarter-finals ©Getty Images

The Netherlands became the first nation to book their spot in the quarter-finals at the International Hockey Federation (FIH) Men's Hockey World Cup in India, thrashing New Zealand 4-0 at the Birsa Munda International Hockey Stadium in Rourkela.

Thierry Brinkman scored two field goals within 13 minutes of the match to give his team a comfortable lead, and Koen Bijen added a third within 20 minutes.

New Zealand were unable to respond, with the only other goal being scored by the Dutch with just five minutes to go, when Tjep Hoedemakers got the fourth.

Malaysia's 3-2 victory over Chile ensured The Netherlands advanced.

Juan Amoroso got the South Americans off to a winning start after 20 minutes, but Razie Rahim got the equaliser six minutes later.

Martín Rodríguez gave Chile the lead again just before half-time.

But the leaders could not maintain their form in the last 30 minutes, with Ashran Hamsani levelling the score in the 41st minute.

Norsyafiq Sumantri put Malaysia in front just a minute later, not allowing Chile to mentally recover from losing the lead.

New Zealand and Malaysia are to play for the better seeding in the cross-overs in their final Pool C match.

In Pool A, a dramatically late equaliser saw Australia draw 3-3 with fellow contenders Argentina.

Jeremy Hayward started the proceedings with a goal for the Australians after 10 minutes, but Tomas Domene equalised just after the start of the second quarter.

Daniel Beale put Australia ahead right before the whistle for half-time, but Maico Casella responded three minutes after the restart to make it 2-2.

Martín Ferreiro gave Argentina the lead for the first time in the match, earlier in the last quarter and looked to have given the South Americans the victory, but Blake Govers got the draw two minutes from time.

A double from Victor Charlet helped France to an important 2-1 win against South Africa to keep them in contention for the quarter-finals.

Charlet got the opener after eight minutes, only for Connor Beauchamp to make it 1-1 before the first quarter ended.

No more goals would come until just three minutes from the end of the match, when Charlet got his second and ultimately, the winner.