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Hockey World Cup 2018: Australia start favourites in semifinals tonight

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It’s down to last four teams in the hockey World Cup with a mouth-watering clash between Australia and Netherlands in the second semifinal tonight. Preceding it will be surprise semifinalists England taking on Belgium. Both matches are expected to produce high quality hockey, making it a Super Saturday.

As the Australians went about polishing their different skill sets – penalty corners, shootouts, dribbles, shots on goal, you name it – during their training session on Friday morning, their head coach Colin Batch walked around the field, observing his players for a large part of it except for when he felt like having a little word with someone.