Defending Champions Germany Secure Consolation Bronze

Updated: 18 December 2016 17:58 IST

Six-time champions and title holders Germany completely dominated the encounter and beat Australia hands down

Defending Champions Germany Secure Consolation Bronze
Germany earned the third place in Junior Hockey World Cup 2016 © NDTV

Germany on Sunday earned the bronze medal after thrashing Australia by 3-0 in the third-fourth place play-off match at the men's Junior Hockey World Cup in Lucknow.

Six-time champions and title holders Germany completely dominated the encounter and took the lead in the 11th minute of the match through Jan Schiffer's brilliant field strike.

Leading 1-0 at half time, the Germans then rode on Tim Herbruch's brace (51st, 60th) to take a commanding 3-0 lead which the Australians failed to match. Earlier in the day, Argentina defeated Spain 2-1 to claim the fifth spot in the tournament, while Netherlands drubbed England 6-2 to finish seventh.

In the fifth-sixth classification match, Argentina struck twice within four minutes in the second half after both the teams failed to break the deadlock in the opening 35 minutes. The Argentines took the lead in the in the 51st minute through a field goal from Nicolas Keenan before Tomas Domene (54th) doubled the lead three minutes later from a penalty corner.

Spain, thereafter, pushed hard in search of goals and managed to pull one back through Marc Perellon's (67th) field strike just three minutes from the final hooter. In the seventh-eighth place classification match earlier in the day, the Dutch scored through Thijs van Dam (22nd), Thierry Brinkman (41st, 68th), Bram van Groesen (56th, 69th) and Morris de Vilder (65th), while Tom Sorsby (55th, 66th) scored a brace for the Englishmen.

Topics : Hockey
Highlights
  • Germany earned the bronze medal
  • Germany are six-time champions
  • They defeated Australia 3-0
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