Germany wins Champions Trophy

Germany has won the Champions Trophy, defeating Australia 2-1 in the finals at Rotterdam.

updated: February 25, 2007 08:37 IST
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Germany won the Champions Trophy today for a record eighth time, defeating Australia 2-1 in the finals. Ahead of the finals, the Germans were atop the six-pool league table with a perfect 15 points from five matches. Australia was second with 12 points. Germany is European Champion and clinched the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Malaysia in August, but this year's Champions Trophy was the first major title since they last won the prize in 1997 in Australia. Olympic champion Netherlands won bronze today, crushing Pakistan 5-2. Also Read: