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Hockey - Dutch outlast Australia to set up World Cup final v Belgium

(Reuters) - Netherlands battled past two-time defending champions Australia in a penalty shootout to set up an all-European World Cup final against Belgium in Bhubaneswar, India on Saturday.

Holland beat India to kick them out of final

PETALING JAYA: Holland dashed India’s hopes of making it into the final of the Hockey World Cup for the first time in 43 years with a 2-1 win in the quarter-finals in Bhubaneswar, India.

Heads at loggerheads

BHUBANESWAR: The Malaysian hockey supremos seems to be at loggerheads.

Not on the same wavelength: Malaysian Hockey Confederation (MHC) vice-president Datuk V. Radha Krishnan (left) said the Malaysian hockey team at the ongoing World Cup played below par but president Datuk Seri Subahan Kamal thinks otherwise.

Impeccable Aussies on track for third straight World Cup title

BHUBANESWAR: Australia lived up to their billing as the favourites by sweeping aside France 3-0 to qualify for their 11th consecutive semi-finals appearance in the Hockey World Cup tournament.

Charlier eyes breakthrough victory for Belgium in India

BHUBANESWAR (India): It’s frustrating to play without winning majors for years – and Belgium’s seasoned hockey campaigner Cedric Charlier has had enough.

Radha slams the pathetic display of the Malaysian hockey team in India

BHUBANESWAR (India): The Ma­­lay­sian hockey team’s poor showing at the World Cup in India did not go down well with Malaysia Hockey Confederation (MHC) vice-president Datuk V. Radha Krishnan.

Rare one: Malaysian goalkeeper S. Kumar is the only player who played up to expectations at the hockey World Cup.

Speedy India is Turner’s pick to win the hockey World Cup

BHUBANESWAR (India): Two-time World Cup champion Glenn Turner of Australia predicts India to be genuine title contenders in the World Cup.

Youngster Clement steers France into last eight

BHUBANESWAR (India): There is one name hockey fans must remember – Timothee Clement.

Malaysia’s glaring weakness is inability to score field goals

MALAYSIA’S glaring weakness in the on-going Hockey World Cup is the inability to score field goals.

On target: Muhd Razie Abdul Rahim scored two penalty corner goals but it was to no avail as Malaysia could not make it to the second round in the on-going Hockey World Cup.

Coach Kermas unhappy despite a clean slate

GERMANY were not jumping for joy despite maintaining a 100% re­­cord in all three Group D matches.