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Australia kicks Netherlands out of Samsung Champions Trophy final
18 Jul 2009 05:45
 

© FIH / Stanislas Brochier (fieldhockey.fr)

Host Australia upset Netherlands on the last day of pool play at the Samsung Champions Trophy in Sydney, Australia. The Hockeyroos defeated the Olympic and World Champion 2-1 and will meet defending champion Argentina in Sunday’s final.

Australia needed a win to be sure of making it to the final of the most important women’s hockey tournament in 2009. A quick goal in the first half and a penalty stroke goal in the second half gave Australia, supported by almost 5’000 fans, the victory.

Australia will play against Argentina in Sunday’s final. Netherlands is facing Germany in the bronze medal match, while England and China will decide who will finish fifth.

For more information, match reports, quotes of the players and coaches, photos, videos and all other Samsung Champions Trophy news, please click here.



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