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HWL2017: Mighty Kookaburras meet Argentina in final of Odisha Men’s Hockey World League Final Bhubaneswar 2017

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Bhubaneswar, India: The final of the Odisha Men’s Hockey World League Final Bhubaneswar 2017 will be a mouth-watering clash between the respective world and Olympic champions, with Australia set to meet Rio 2016 gold medallists Argentina in the championship match on Sunday.

Defending champions Australia moved past a depleted German side 3-0 on Saturday to set-up a title clash against Olympic 2016 champions Argentina in the Hockey World League (HWL) Final at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.

Dylan Wotherspoon (42nd minute), Jeremy Hayward (48th) and Tom Wickham (60th) scored for the reigning world champions against Germany, who had Christopher, Martin Haner, Julius Meyer, Marco Miltkau and Timur Oruz on the bench due to illness.

Germany, winners of 2008 and 2012 Olympics, will now meet hosts India in the bronze-medal playoff at the Kalinga Stadium on Sunday.

The final day of action takes place on Sunday 10th December with host nation India facing Germany in the bronze medal match at 17:15 Indian Standard Time (UST+5.30). That contest will be followed title match, with reigning world and Hockey World League champions Australia taking on Olympic champions at 1930.

It promises to be a thrilling day’s play that will provide a fitting end to a terrific event in Bhubaneswar, the host city of next year’s Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup 2018.

Upcoming fixtures (All times Indian Standard Time - UTC +5.30)

Sunday 10th December 2017
17:15: Bronze medal match - India v Germany
19:30: Final - Argentina v Australia

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