England lose to Germany after shootout

January 26, 2023 7:20 am

England failed to reach the semi-finals of the Hockey World Cup as they lost 4-3 to Germany in a shootout.

Germany, who were 2-0 down with three minutes remaining, produced a dramatic comeback despite missing a late penalty stroke.

It is the first time in four World Cups that England, who have never won the event, have not reached the last four.

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Two-time world champions Germany will play Australia, ranked number one in the world, in Friday’s semi-final.