England, Australia through to Hockey World Cup semis

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Photograph courtesy: FIH

Two-time defending champions Australia confirmed simply why they’re the overwhelming favourites to make it three World Cups in a row with an emphatic 3-Zero win over France of their quarter-final conflict, whereas England claimed a slender 3-2 win over Argentina to sneak by.

Australia confirmed their energy as they scored thrice from three penalty corners in three totally different quarters and with three totally different scorers in a match that they cruised by with out ever having to ever shift into second gear.

All talks of a possible upset have been put to paid as early because the fourth minute, when Jeremy Hayward transformed from a penalty nook to make it 1-Zero to Australia. It turned 2-Zero within the 19th minute as Blake Govers smashed the ball into the web, earlier than Aran Zalewski made it 3-Zero within the 37th minute.

With the match nicely and really over, Australia lifted their foot off the peddle fully and noticed out time with none hiccups.

The day was to not be with out an upset although as England managed to defeat Argentina in a shock 3-2 defeat.

Argentina took an early lead by Gonzalo Peillat however England managed to equalise by Barry Middleton, who then turned supplier to offer England a 2-1 lead on the finish of the third interval.

Peillat was to not be outdone although and scored his second of the evening by one other penalty nook. England, nevertheless, had the final snort as Harry Martin scored the winner only a minute later to knock out the Olympic champions.

With world quantity two crew Argentina out of the event, Australia turn into stronger favourites to retain their crown and match Pakistan’s file World Cup tally of 4 titles.





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