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FIH World League: Australia thrash India 5-1 to reach the semis

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Jun 19, 2013 at 10:10pm IST

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An error-prone India need nothing short of a miracle to secure a direct berth in next year's hockey World Cup as they take on formidable Australia in the quarterfinals of the men's competition of the FIH World Round 3, here on Wednesday.

Six top teams - three each - will qualify directly for the 2014 World Cup to be held in Hague, The Netherlands from the two editions of FIH World League Round 3 - the ongoing event in Rotterdam and then the next one to be held in Malaysia from June 29 to July 7.

FIH World League: Australia thrash India 5-1 to reach the semis

Australia beat India 5-1 in the third quarter-final to reach the semi-final of the FIH World League Hockey.

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