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Hockey Champions Trophy 2012

Melbourne, Australia - December 1- 9, 2012
Local time is 9:20pm

Australia v Pakistan

Pool B

# Info Date Teams Score Status Match Sheet
December 4th, 2012
12 Pool B 7:30pm Australia AUS - PAK Pakistan 1 - 0 (0 - 0) Final      

Match Review

Australia – Pakistan 1-0 (0-0 halftime)

Australia finished Pool B in second place after earning a 1-0 win against Pakistan in today’s final preliminary round game at the Champions Trophy in Melbourne. The win means that four-time defending champion Australia will take on England in Thursday’s quarterfinal match-up. Meanwhile, Pakistan will face Germany in quarterfinals after finishing Pool B in third place.

The Australia vs. England quarterfinal is sure to be one of the top games on Thursday as it will knock one of the two 2012 Olympic semi-finalists out of the medal race. Pakistan is also sure to have its hands full against #1 Germany in the other two vs. three quarterfinal match-up.

The teams closed the first half in a scoreless draw despite some good chances on both end of the field. For the Australians the half was a continuation of offensive frustration from their 0-0 meeting against the Dutch and left the Aussies scoreless for more than 100 consecutive minutes of this Champions Trophy.

It was Kieran Govers that at last broke the scoring silence for the Australians when he fired in a top shelf penalty corner goal with 20 minutes left in regulation. The Australians breathed a visible sigh of relief after finding the back of the goal and looked more relaxed and confident in the later stages of the game.

Tomorrow is a day off for all eight teams before the all-important quarterfinals on Thursday. The two top seeds from the preliminary round will take on the fourth-place finishers, while the second and third seeds will meet in the other two games. It is a must-win game for all teams, and with this year’s Champions Trophy having no clear dominant team, it is sure to be a thrilling day of hockey.

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December 04th, 2012 at 2:36 am We're 70 minutes away from knowing the QF match-ups. Final pool game starts now -- AUS v. PAK
December 04th, 2012 at 2:36 am We're 70 minutes away from knowing the QF match-ups. Final pool game starts now -- AUS v. PAK
December 04th, 2012 at 2:54 am We're halfway through the first half and still scoreless -- although there have been a handful of good chances on each side
December 04th, 2012 at 3:05 am Could the Aussies be headed for another 0-0 draw? Still scoreless with 8 minutes left in the half
December 04th, 2012 at 3:14 am 0-0 at the half. Australia now scoreless in more than 100 straight minutes of CT action.
December 04th, 2012 at 3:24 am Ok, let's see if someone can get themselves a goal in the next 35 minutes. For Australia, first in the pool is on the line
December 04th, 2012 at 3:42 am 115 minutes of scoring silence comes to an end when Glenn Simpson fires in a pc goal with 20 to go in the game for AUS
December 04th, 2012 at 3:43 am Quick correction -- it was Kieran Govers with the goal....time to get the eyes checked!
December 04th, 2012 at 3:52 am Ten minutes to go. If this result stays as is AUS takes 2nd in the pool and PAK 3rd.
December 04th, 2012 at 4:02 am Australia takes the 1-0 win against Pakistan and earns second place in the pool They meet ENG in the QFs. PAK v. GER in other QF
GER v IND (Pool A) IND v BEL (Quarterfinal)

POOL STANDINGS

Team Pld W D L GD Pts
Pool A
India  IND 3 2 0 1 3 6
Germany  GER 3 2 0 1 -1 6
England  ENG 3 1 1 1 1 4
New Zealand  NZL 3 0 1 2 -3 1
Pool B
Netherlands  NED 3 2 1 0 3 7
Australia  AUS 3 2 1 0 3 7
Pakistan  PAK 3 1 0 2 -1 3
Belgium  BEL 3 0 0 3 -5 0

MATCHES

Dec 9, 2012
ENG England
New Zealand NZL
BEL Belgium
Germany GER
PAK Pakistan
India IND
NED Netherlands
Australia AUS
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