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Eng, Aus seal last 2 quarter-final spots

 Agencies |  2016-12-14 23:21:03.0  |  Lucknow

England spanked Canada 6-0 while Australia routed Korea 5-0 in the last inconsequential pool matches to seal their places in the quarterfinals of the men’s Junior Hockey World Cup here on Tuesday.

By virtue of this win, Australia topped Pool A with maximum nine points from three matches, while England finished second in Pool D behind hosts India with six points from as many games.

Australia will now play Netherlands in the quarterfinals on Thursday while England will face six-time defending champions and title holders Germany in the last-eight round.

In Tuesday’s match against Canada, Edward Horler (15th, 20th, 46th) scored a hat-trick for Australia while Will Calnan (10th, 23rd minutes) and Christopher Proctor (54th) were the other goal scorers.

Later in the day, Blake Govers (33rd, 34th) scored twice for Australia within minutes after Frazer Gerrard (25th) gave Burras the lead in the 25th minute. Canada and Korea will now face each other in the 13th to 16th place classification match on Wednesday. 

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