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Highlights, Hockey World League Final 2017: Australia win their second title, India hold on to bronze

Catch the live score and updates from summit clash between Australia and Argentina at the Hockey World League Final 2017, taking place at the Kalinga Stadium.

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Highlights, Hockey World League Final 2017: Australia win their second title, India hold on to bronze

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Dec 10, 2017 - 21:11 (IST)

The Indian Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore will give away the winning trophy. And that's it from The Kalinga here.

Final Standings:

Australia

Argentina

India

Germany

Belgium

Spain

Netherlands

England

Dec 10, 2017 - 21:09 (IST)

Australia got both the goals off penalty corners - Jeremy Hayward and Blake Govers. For Argentina, it was Agustin Bugallo who made it 1-1 off a field attempt. 

Dec 10, 2017 - 21:05 (IST)

The World Champions are now the HWL Champions. Australia have just announced that they are back. After a slow start to the tournament where they drew 1-1 with India, the Aussies are now Champions.

Dec 10, 2017 - 21:03 (IST)

AN AMAZING FINAL, COMING TO LIFE IN THE 2ND AND 4TH QUARTER. NOT EVEN AN INCH GIVEN BY BOTH THE TEAMS. THEY HAD THE CHANCES. BUT AUSTRALIA WITH THE BELIEF HAS DONE IT.

Dec 10, 2017 - 21:02 (IST)

AND AUSTRALIA HAVE WON. THE WORLD CHAMPIONS ARE THE HWL FINAL CHAMPIONS. AUSTRALIA HAVE WON 2-1. SUPER 4TH QUARTER. ARGENTINA COULD HAVE COME BACK BUT WASTED TWO PC'S IN THE LAST MINUTE. WHAT A FINISH!

Dec 10, 2017 - 21:01 (IST)

Seconds left. 

Dec 10, 2017 - 21:00 (IST)

But Australia save.

Dec 10, 2017 - 21:00 (IST)

Australia defend. But Argentina create another one. One minute left. Argentina can get the equaliser? One more chance.

Dec 10, 2017 - 20:58 (IST)

And it's a PC. Under two minutes left. Can Argentina score? Huge moment in the match.

Dec 10, 2017 - 20:56 (IST)

Under 2 mins left. Australia lead 2-1. But Argentina have a PC. There is a video referral happening too. 

Report: Olympic 2016 champions Argentina rode on a penalty corner strike by Gonzalo Peillat to defeat India 1-0 in the semi-final of the Hockey World League Final.

Peillat struck a fiery blow to the right corner of the post in the 17th minute to help Argentina enter the final for the first time in the tournament.

The South Americans will meet defending champions Australia who defeated 2008 and 2012 Olympic champions Germany 3-0.

Highlights Hockey World League Final 2017 Australia win their second title India hold on to bronze

Image courtesy: Twitter @kookaburras

A depleted Germany side will in the second semi-final meet India, coached by Dutchman Sjoerd Marijne, in the bronze-medal playoff on Sunday.

Earlier on Saturday, the Netherlands beat England 1-0 in the classification match for the 7th/8th position. Mirco Pruijser marked his red-hot form with a field goal in the 42nd minute for his fifth goal of the campaign.

Germany looks pretty depleted after Christopher, Martin Haner, Julius Meyer, Marco Miltkau and Timur Oruz sat out the semi-final against Australia due to illness.

The Germans played with only 13 fit players and it proved tough for them to sustain the Australians for the entire period.

Earlier in the day, Olympic 2016 silver medallists Belgium edged past Spain 1-0 to finish fifth in the tournament.

Sebastien Dockier's fourth-minute strike was enough for the Belgians to claim the 5th/6th classification match.

Belgium had topped the Pool A, winning all the three matches. But they lost to India in the quarter-finals to be forced to play the contest against Spain.

Belgian drag-flick specialist Loick Luypaert has the chance of emerging as the highest scorer of the tournament having scored eight goals.

With inputs from IANS

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