9 Mar 2010

Australia, England make world cup semis

4:20 pm on 9 March 2010

The tournament favourites Australia are into the semi-finals at the mens World Cup hockey tournament in New Delhi after beating Pakistan 2-1 this morning to finish top of pool B.

England beat Australia first up, but they lost their final match to Spain 2-0 so Australia finished top of the group on goal difference.

Spain finished third in the group with nine points gauranteeing themselves a top-six finish in the tournament.

In the final match, India and South Africa drew 3-3 meaning the hosts finish 4th in the group, South Africa 5th and Pakistan 6th.