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Video: Germany win World Hockey League Semi-Final tournament

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1.27K   //    08 Jul 2013, 14:09 IST

Olympic champions Germany beat Argentina 4-2 to win the Hockey World League Semi-Final tournament in Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

England claimed the bronze medal after a 2-1 victory over South Korea.

England finished third in the Hockey World League Semi-Final event in Johor Bahru in Malaysia.

They beat South Korea 2-1 and victory also meant they qualified for the 2014 World Cup.

Ben Arnold gave England a 12th-minute lead, but the Koreans equalised in the 51st minute when the English failed to clear a short corner properly and the ball found its way to Kim Seong Kyu.

England were quick to reclaim the lead, Harry Martin got the all-important goal from a slick short corner move.

It proved to be the winner and sealed the bronze medal for England.

In the gold medal match victory went to Olympic champions, Germany.

They were given a thorough test by Argentina, who despite the 4-2 defeat also qualify for next year’s World Cup in the Hague, the Netherlands.

Christopher Zeller claimed the game’s opening goal in the 22nd minute as he charged into the D and scored from a tight angle.

Just four minutes later Argentina’s short-corner specialist Gonzalo Peillat scored once more.

The 20-year-old won the Talent of the Tournament (Under 21) award for his performances in Malaysia.

Florian Fuchs restored Germany’s lead in the 32nd minute with a neat finish, only for Matias Paredes to show some predatory instincts to level the match with seconds remaining in the half.

The goals dried up for much of the second half, but Germany finally managed to score when Fuchs touched in Christopher Ruehr’s wonderful left-wing cross in the 67th minute.

Germany added a fourth goal with seconds remaining as Christopher Wesley blasted in after a quick counter-attack.

Argentina keeper Juan Vivaldi got a glove to it, but couldn’t stop the shot, as Germany won 4-2.

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