Hockey World Cup: England show Olympic champions the door

England stunned Olympic champions Argentina 3-2 to book their place in the semifinals of the 14th Men’s Hockey World Cup here on Wednesday.
England, who conceded the lead in the 17th minute, staged a superb come back to make their third successive semi-final appearance at the tournament.
England scored three field goals through Barry Middleton (27th minute), Will Calana (45th) and Harry Martin (49th), while Gonzalo Peillat (17th, 48th) struck both the goals for the losers at the Kalinga Stadium.
Argentina, the bronze medallist in 2014,  had themselves to blame for the defeat as they missed chances galore and got into panic mode after conceding the third goal.
Both Argentina and England were leveled 1-1 till 45th minutes but three goals in the last quarter changed the whole scenario.

Later, two-time defending champions Australia are well on course to create a rere history as they defeated France 3-0 to progress to the semifinals.
World No.1 Australia scored all their goals from penalty corners through Jeremy Hayward (4th minute), Blake Govers (19th) and skipper Aran Zalewski (37th).





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