Olivia Merry was on the scoresheet for New Zealand against India ©Getty Images

New Zealand and Argentina have concluded the pool stage of the Women’s International Hockey Federation (FIH) Hockey World Cup as the winners of their respective pools.

The Argentines thumped Canada 7-1 to top Pool C while New Zealand came out on top in a thrilling 4-3 victory over India at the Wagener Stadium in Amstelveen.

The match initially started poorly for Argentina as Canada scored in the fourth minute through Grace Delmotte, which was her first senior international goal.

Julieta Jankunas equalised, and it proved to be the turning point as Victoria Granatto put her nation in the lead and Maria Granatto scored a penalty.

After the break, Agustina Albertarrio and Maria Forcherio added to the scoreline.

Agustina Gorzelany also secured a brace to complete the rout.

Spain finished second in Pool C after beating South Korea 4-1.

Begoña García netted for Spain before Lee Seungju levelled.

South Korea’s goal was the 2,000th goal scored in the history of the FIH Women's World Cup.

However, Spain proved to be too strong as Xantal Giné, Lucía Jiménez and Sara Barrios bagged goals for their side.

In Pool B, New Zealand and India traded shots in a dramatic match which ended 4-3 to the Black Sticks.

Katariya Vandana handed India the advantage before Olivia Merry pegged New Zealand back.

Tessa Jopp then gave New Zealand the lead prior to the half-time break.

Frances Davies extended her side’s advantage, but Lalremsiami brought India back into the match with her own strike.

Merry restored New Zealand’s two-goal lead on the 53-minute mark.

Gurjit Kaur scored India's third two minutes from the end, though it proved to be too late to stage a remarkable comeback.

England completed Pool B in second place, beating China 2-0.

Grace Balsdon and Giselle Ansley were the scorers in the match.