NEW DELHI: Favourites Australia sweated to a 2-1 win over Pakistan on Monday to join England in the semi-finals from group B in the men”s field hockey World Cup.
Veteran penalty corner specialist Sohail Abbas put a rejuvenated Pakistan ahead in the 24th minute, before Desmond Abbott scored twice in the second half to clinch victory for the Kookaburras.
European champions England, who had won all four previous matches, crashed to a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Beijing Olympic silver-medallists Spain in their last match.
Pau Quemada convered a penalty corner in the 35th minute and Eduard Tubau [...]
NEW DELHI: Title favourites Australia swept aside South Africa 12-0 on Thursday to record the biggest victory in the history of the men”s field hockey World Cup.
Penalty corner specialist Luke Doerner slammed in five goals, and Glenn Turner and Jamie Dwyer picked two each, as the Australians gave the South Africans a hockey lesson in their first Cup meeting.
Desmond Abbott, Fergus Kavanagh and Matthew Butturini were the other scorers in a spectacular goal spree at the Dhyan Chand National Stadium in the Indian capital.
The Kookaburras, who led 5-0 at half-time, surpassed Pakistan”s [...]