Junior hockey World Cup: France stun Belgium to enter semis

France will be up against the winners of the match between Korea and Malaysia.

updated: December 12, 2013 18:22 IST
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New Delhi: Jean-Laurent Kierffer scored a brace as France stunned European champions Belgium 5-4 in a nail-biting encounter to enter the semifinals of the ongoing Hero Junior Men's Hokey World Cup, here on Thursday.

In another quarterfinal, Netherlands eked out a hard-fought 3-2 win over New Zealand to progress to the last-four stage.

France scored through Victor Charlet (15th minute), Hugo Genestet (40th), Kierffer (48th, 65th) and Theophile Ponthieu (58th) to register a hard-earned victory.

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