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Australia hammer South Africa 9-2, high Pool A and qualify instantly for quarterfinals


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Star ahead Blake Govers scored 4 occasions, together with from a penalty stroke, as title contenders Australia thrashed South Africa 9-2 to high Pool A and instantly qualify for the quarterfinals of the FIH Males’s World Cup right here on Friday. Australia will face the winner of the crossover match between Malaysia and Spain within the quarterfinal match on January 24 in Bhubaneswar.

Aussies smash Proteas

Govers struck within the fourth, fifteenth, nineteenth and twentieth minutes because the rampaging Australians led 7-1 at half time. His first and fourth strikes have been area targets whereas the second was from a penalty nook and the third from the penalty spot.

Tom Craig (tenth), Jake Harvie (twenty second), Daniel Beale (twenty eighth), Jeremy Hayward (thirty second) and Tim Model (forty seventh) have been the opposite Australian purpose getters on the Birsa Munda Stadium.

Ntuli Nqobile (eighth) and Kok Tevin (58th) have been the scorers each area targets for South Africa. The Kookaburras slowed down a bit within the third and fourth quarters, simply scoring a purpose every. The fourth quarter noticed either side scoring a purpose every.

5 of the Australian targets have been area efforts whereas three have been from the penalty corners. Australia earned eight PCs as towards 5 of the South Africans. In one other Pool A match, Argentina and France scored a purpose every within the remaining minute to play out a 5-5 attract a dramatic contest.

Argentina go second within the group

Argentina completed second within the pool with 5 factors from three matches one win and two attracts whereas France ended at third with 4 factors one win, one draw and one loss.

Argentina will play the third place staff in Pool B of their crossover match on January 22 in Bhubaneswar whereas France will tackle the second place staff in Pool B the following day. France thought they’d received the match 5-4 after Victor Charlet scored within the remaining minute from the penalty stroke however Argentina equalised after just a few seconds by means of a penalty nook. Argentina earned 4 penalty corners in succession and scored from the final one to separate factors with France.

Charlet (thirty sixth, thirty eighth, forty eighth and sixtieth) struck 4 targets for France with two coming from penalty strokes. His first and final have been from penalty strokes whereas the second and third have been from PCs. Tynevez Etienne scored the opposite purpose for France within the eleventh minute.

For Argentina, who had performed out a 3-3 draw towards pool topper Australia, Nicolas Della Torre (thirty fourth, forty second and sixtieth) struck a hat-trick whereas Keenan Nicolas (third) and Martin Ferreiro (51st) have been the opposite purpose scorers.

The Netherlands and England additionally booked direct quarterfinal berths after topping Pool C and Pool D respectively on Thursday

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