Thursday, December 3, 2009

Korea on super form

FIH / Stanislas Brochier
Results Centre
Thursday 03 December

15:05 KOR : ESP 5:5 (1:4)
17:05 ENG : NED 2:3 (1:2)
19:05 GER : AUS 3:1 (3:0)

Match 10: Korea v Spain – 5:5 (1:4)

The Melbourne crowd was treated to the highest scoring game of the tournament in the first match of the day, as Korea came from 1-5 down to secure a 5-5 draw against Spain. The result means that Korea are still in with a good chance of reaching Sunday’s final, but Spain are now out of the running.

Match 11: England v Netherlands - 2:3 (1:2)

The Netherlands have defeated England in the second match of Day 4 at the ABN AMRO Champions Trophy in Melbourne, Australia. The result was sweet revenge for the Netherlands who had suffered an agonising defeat to the Englishmen in the final of the Euro Nations Championships earlier in the year. The victory has boosted Dutch hopes of glory, but condemns England to the 5th-6th play-off game where they will face Spain.

In the final match of Day 4, Germany caused a big upset by defeating home favourites Australia 3-1. A win for the Kookaburras would have seen Australia advance to the Final. However Germany came to play with three different goal scorers and a team effort that will give them great confidence heading into their encounter with the Netherlands on Saturday.