Australia beat India 2-0 at Perth

Updated: 25 February 2007 08:48 IST

Australia qualified for Sunday's final of a four-country men's field hockey tournament with a 2-0 win over India at Perth Hockey Stadium.

Perth:

Australia qualified for Sunday's final of a four-country men's field hockey tournament with a 2-0 win over India at Perth Hockey Stadium. Australia beat Pakistan 3-0 to open the tournament on Wednesday and will face either India or Pakistan in the final. Australia A, which is not eligible for the final, plays Pakistan in a later match on Thursday. Traditional rivals India, which beat Australia A 2-0 on Wednesday, and Pakistan play on Saturday, with the winner taking on Australia in the final. Australia surprised India, which finished fourth at last year's Champions Trophy, with a goal by striker Tristram Woodhouse in the third minute. The 28-year-old Woodhouse pounced on a big rebound from Indian goalkeeper Devesh Chauhan to score his second goal in his fifth international. India strongly disputed the goal, believing the ball went over the backline before the shot. Australia was unable to mount many more attacking raids for the rest of the first half with midfielder Scott Webster failing on a good chance in the 33rd minute. Woodhouse closed out the scoring with his second goal of the night in the 44th minute, assisted by midfielder Brent Livermore. (AP)

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