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Hockey World cup 2018: Australia score three late goals to beat England

Hockey players of England and Australia in action during a game. Photograph:( Twitter )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 04, 2018, 09.10 PM (IST)

Two-time defending champions Australia scored three goals in the fourth and final quarter to beat England by a comfortable 3-0 margin and register their second consecutive win in Pool B at the men's hockey World Cup on Tuesday. 

The win took Australia to the top of Pool B with six points from two games and virtually secured their place in the quarterfinals of the 16-team event.  The Kookaburras had earlier defeated Ireland 2-1 in their tournament opener. 

For England, the loss was a major setback after the 2-2 draw against debutants China in the opening game. 

England got their first penalty corner a minute away from halftime but wasted the chance as both the teams failed to break the deadlock in the opening two quarters. 


Australia will play China in their last pool match on December 7, while England will be up against neighbours Ireland.