World Cup hockey: Australia stay on course for semis

The Hague (Netherlands): Defending champions Australia stayed on course for the semi-finals of the men's hockey World Cup with an assertive 3-1 victory over Belgium at the Kyocera Stadium here yesterday.

Australia's third successive victory gives them nine points and keeps them on top of Group 'A' standings, followed by England on seven points from three outings after their 2-0 win over Malaysia

Belgium, having won their previous two matches, stay in the running with six points from three games.

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