Australia Defeat Netherlands 6-1 to win Hockey World Cup

Australia enjoyed a long stretch of dominance, keeping possession and pinning the Netherlands on their half of the field through the course of the final.

updated: July 21, 2014 16:43 IST
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The Hague: Drag flick specialist Chris Ciriello scored a hattrick as defending champion Australia beat the Netherlands 6-1 to take their second consecutive men's field hockey World Cup.

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Australian players celebrate holding the trophy after winning the men's final of the Field Hockey World Cup.

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The Dutch got off to a good start as Jeroen Hertzberger opened the scoring in the 14th minute, dribbling past a defender to drive the ball in from near the top of the circle.

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