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Germany, Netherlands, Australia and New Zealand make up semi-finals
17 Jun 2009 19:22
 

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At the Standard Chartered Bank FIH Junior Men's World Cup, the last round of pool matches was played today in Singapore and Johor Bahru.

In the medal round pools E and F, the Netherlands and Germany split points in a 1:1 draw today, which keeps the Dutch in first place in pool E, while in pool F, Australia defeated New Zealand who despite the defeat move through to the semi-finals.

Argentina inflicted a consummate defeat on Spain in pool E to claim third place in the pool and the right to play in the match for fifth place, while Pakistan achieved the same with a clear victory over Korea. It is thus the encounter between Argentina and Pakistan that will decide fifth place, while Spain and Korea do battle over seventh place.

In pool G, India steamrollered England 9:0 to top the pool table and play Poland for ninth place, after Poland had won pool H with a win over South Africa in the morning game. Belgium came from behind to defeat Japan 6:2 and claim second place in the standings which gets them into the match for eleventh place against Malaysia who drew with Egypt today. Egypt will be playing Japan for 13th place, while England and South Africa lock horns over 15th place.

Finally, in pool I, playing for the 17 to 20 final rankings, Russia narrowly slipped past Singapore and Chile wrestled down the USA. This means that Russia play Chile for 17th place, while Singapore and the USA are left behind to do battle over the red lantern.

Follow our extensive tournament coverage including a live ticker from key matches, daily summaries, a photo gallery and video interviews at http://www.juniorworldcupmen2009.sportcentric.com.


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