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Rabobank Hockey World League Semi-Final - Men

Rotterdam, Netherlands - June 13-23, 2013
Local time is 9:29pm

Australia v India

Quarterfinal

# Info Date Teams Score Status Match Sheet
June 19th, 2013
15 Quarterfinal 5:00pm Australia AUS - IND India 5 - 1 (4 - 1) Final        

Match Review

Australia – India 5-1 (4-1halftime)

Australia earned a spot in the semi-final game at the Rabobank Hockey World League tournament in Rotterdam after a feisty 5-1 win against India. Australia will play the winner of the Netherlands vs. France game in the semi-finals.

It was a momentous game today between Australia and India. First, it was the quarterfinal meeting between the two hockey giants with a lot riding on a top-four finish in Rotterdam. Second, it was hockey legend Jamie Dwyer’s 300th appearance for Australia and adding the icing to the cake, it was the 100th meeting between the India and Australia. In the end,

Once all the pre-game festivities were over it was time for the teams to get down to business. Things started out tame enough. Australia took a 1-0 lead when Glenn Simpson scored a penalty corner two minutes into the game. Things started to heat up as the clock reached double digits with elbows, knees and everything in between flying.

But the real fun and game started in the 20th minute when the teams combined for an amazing four goals in a two-minute span. Australia’s Matt Ghodes and India’s Chinlensana Singh exchanged two quick goals. But before India even had a chance to celebrate the 2-1 score, a long pass intended for Jamie Dwyer bounced off Sandeep Singh for the own goal. Less than 30 seconds later Russell Ford added the 4-1 goal to the mix.

After the flurry, thing settled down into a more manageable rhythm. The score stayed a 4-1 until the 39th minute when Matthew Swann added to the Australian tally with another penalty corner goal for his team.

For India, it was a disappointment to be ousted in the quarterfinal after their last major campaign at the 2012 Champions Trophy finished in a top-four finish. However, there is a silver lining for the Indians, they will host the Hockey World League Round 4 tournament in Delhi this winter and will have a chance to earn a stronger finish there.

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June 19th, 2013 at 10:09 am Welcome to the third quarterfinal game of the day. Today is a treat as it is the 100th meeting of all time between Australia and India
June 19th, 2013 at 10:10 am The game isn't even two minutes old and Australia puts in the early 1-0 goal -- a penalty corner from Simpson.
June 19th, 2013 at 10:29 am Gohdes scores in the 20th minute for Australia, but before you can say G'day Mate, India counters with a goal of their own. Score 2-1
June 19th, 2013 at 10:31 am Almost had time to say G'day mate, but the Aussies interrupt with two quick goals, one an own goal from India, the other by Govers.
June 19th, 2013 at 10:31 am Phew, in case anyone lost count, the score is now 4-1 for Australia with 13 left in the first half
June 19th, 2013 at 11:10 am Swann comes out in the second half and ups the ante for Australia to 5-1
June 19th, 2013 at 11:10 am Swann comes out in the second half and ups the ante for Australia to 5-1
June 19th, 2013 at 11:18 am With just over 10 minutes to go, Australia is well in control of the game, still holding a commanding 5-1 lead
June 19th, 2013 at 11:30 am And we have our third semi-finalist. Congratulations to Australia who takes the 5-1 win over India!
June 19th, 2013 at 11:30 am Australia will meet the winner of the Netherlands vs. France game in the semi-finals.
NZL v ESP (Quarterfinal) NED v FRA (Quarterfinal)

POOL STANDINGS

Team Pld W D L GD Pts
Pool A
Belgium  BEL 3 2 1 0 5 7
Australia  AUS 3 2 0 1 7 6
Spain  ESP 3 1 1 1 -1 4
France  FRA 3 0 0 3 -11 0
Pool B
Netherlands  NED 3 2 1 0 7 7
New Zealand  NZL 3 1 2 0 2 5
India  IND 3 0 2 1 -2 2
Ireland  IRL 3 0 1 2 -7 1

MATCHES

Jun 23, 2013
ESP Spain
India IND
NZL New Zealand
Netherlands NED
BEL Belgium
Australia AUS
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