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Double Dutch double Australian finals ahead

Men’s semi-final day at a glance

Men’s results

Netherlands 1 England 0
Argentina Australia

Women’s results

Japan 0 South Africa 2 (9/10 game)
Korea 4 Germany 2 (7/8 game)

The 2014 men’s hockey World Cup final will be played on Sunday between hosts the Netherlands and defending champions Australia.

The Dutch defeated England 1-0 in their semi final while the Kookaburras overpowered Argentina 5-1. Jeremy Hayward scored two corners for the Kookaburras. Kieran Govers and Chris Ciriello also contributed corners and Jacob Whetton an open-play goal. Gonzalo Peillat fired in a corner goal for Argentina with 12 minutes remaining as a warning to Engalnd ahead of the bronze-medal game.

England play Argentina for third/fourth place at 12.30pm CEST (11.30am UK) on Sunday. The final is at 3.15pm CEST (2.15pm UK).

In Friday’s placings games, South Africa Pietie Coetzee scored in her final international game after announcing her retirement via Twitter on the way to the ground. The goal was the 35-year-olds 282 international strike in 287 games. South Africa beat Japan 2-0 to take ninth place.

Tomorrow

Saturday is women’s finals day with hosts the Netherlands taking on Australia at 3.15pm CEST (2.15 UK). That follows the bronze medal game between USA and Argentina at 12.30 CEST (11.30UK).

Also to be played are the men’s 9/10 game between India and Korea at 8am CEST and the women’s 5/6 game between New Zealand and China at 10.15am.

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