Hockey World Cup: Day 9 Review

Australia beat Pakistan to finish as Pool B toppers. The hosts manage a draw with SA to be fourth as England suffer their first defeat.

Match 1: Spain vs England

Olympic silver medallist Spain continued their domination over England in the hockey World Cup, defeating the European Champions 2-0 in their last pool match.

Spain inflict first defeat on England

Match 2: Australia vs Pakistan

Desmond Abbott struck twice to lead Australia to a come from behind 2-1 win over Pakistan and into the semifinals.

Australia edge Pak, top group

Match 3: India vs South Africa

Shivendra Singh saved the day for India with a timely equaliser as the home team played out a 3-3 draw against South Africa in a controversial match to finish fourth in Pool B.

India can’t steal SA’s rainbow

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