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South Korea upsets Australia

KUALA LUMPUR: South Korea pulled off an upset win over World No.1 Australia in the Champions Trophy hockey tournament here on Friday.

In the 54th minute, Jang Jong-Hyun’s powerful flick off a penalty corner found the target.

Earlier, Pakistan beat two-time winner Spain 2-0. Pakistan struck in the 56th minute when Waqas Sharif scored off a rebound.

Akhtar Ali made it 2-0 four minutes later when his powerful hit whizzed past goalkeeper Francisco Cortes.

Pakistan, which lost 5-2 to Germany in its opening match on Thursday, now has three points from two matches.

Spain had drawn 2-2 against South Korea on Thursday. Saturday is a rest day.

Netherlands prevails

Defending champion Netherlands beat host Malaysia 3-1 in another match. Malaysia is yet to score a point.

Germany blanked Great Britain 4-0.

The results: Pakistan 2 (Waqas Sharif 56, Akhtar Ali 61) bt Spain 0; Netherlands 3 (Taeke Taekema 25, Rob Reckers 32, Ronald Brouwer 37) bt Malaysia 1 (Kelvinder Singh 18); Germany 4 (Sebastien Draguhn 32, Matthias Witthaus 38, 71, Carlos Nevado-Gonzales 58) bt Great Britain 0; South Korea (Jan Jon Hyun 56) bt Australia 0. — AP

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