Australia beat England 8-1 to clinch bronze medal at Hockey Men’s World Cup
Bhubaneswar: Australia clinched the bronze medal at the Hockey Men’s World Cup 2018 after registering a massive win against England 8-1 at the Kalinga Stadium here today.
The high-scoring match of Australia began with the goal of Blake Govers with the 8th minute, followed by Tom Craig’s in the next minute. Craig went on to scored two more goals at the 19th and 34th minute of the match.
Trent Mitton (32), Tim Brand (34), and Jeremy Hayward (57 & 60) were the other scorers of for Australia.
For England, Barry Middleton was the only scorer as he netted the ball in the 45th minute of the match.
Tom Craig was declared the Man of the Player.
This is the tenth medal for Australia at Men’s Hockey World Cups. Till date, they have won 3 Gold (1986, 2010, 2014), 2 Silver (2002, 2006) and 5 Bronze (1978, 1982, 1990, 1994, 2018) medals.
Meanwhile, the math for the Gold medal between Netherlands and Belgium is underway amid a huge crowd.
Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, who has arrived at the stadium already, is the special guest of the evening.
The Hockey Men’s World Cup which kick-started on November 28 will end today with the final match.