Australia Beat Malaysia 4-0 in Hockey World Cup Opener

Title defenders Australia have started their hockey World Cup campaign in the Netherlands with a 4-0 win over Malaysia in the opening match on Saturday.

Australia beat Malaysia
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Playing in The Hague, Glenn Turner put the Kookaburras ahead in the 25th minute before three goals in a four-minute spell in the second. Eddie Dependence doubled the lead on 50 minutes and Jamie Dwyer put his name on the score sheet a couple of minutes later. Turner added his second goal when converting a penalty corner to extend the lead to 4-0. Later on Saturday, Belgium will take on India with England playing Spain in the men’s competition. -thenews