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 March 9, 2002
71 1805 MST 3-4  Korea vs Netherlands 1-2
72 2035 MST Final  Germany vs Australia 2-1
 Hows the teams fared in the preliminary stages
 Tournament's Goal Scorers
Top finishers a class apart
M M Somaya reviews the just-concluded tournament, which was won by Germany.

'I am fit for the job,' says coach C R Kumar
The players will be more happy about me coaching them, said the Indian hockey coach, who took over from Cedric D'Souza midway through the World Cup.

Germany played positive, exciting hockey
M M Somaya's analysis of the men's hockey World Cup final between Germany and Australia.

Germany win World Cup
Oliver Domke's goal gave Germany a 2-1 victory over Australia in the final.

Golden goal gives Holland bronze
Korea led 1-0 till two minutes from the end in the third place play-off match.

Kumar blames Cedric for India's failure
'We should have the right person for the right job, and have the right players in the right positions,' he added.

India lose to New Zealand, finish 10th
A 1-2 defeat dashed Indian hopes of at least a ninth place finish, which it ended up with at the 1998 World Cup.

Australia's aggressive hockey too much for Holland
M M Somaya's impressions of the semi-finals.

Aussies are favourites in final
Saturday's final will showcase the styles of two continents. Germany's ultra-defensive approach versus and Australia's speed and aggression.

Aussies' pace too hot for the Dutch
Australia came up with free-flowing, attacking hockey to crush Holland.

Australia, Germany to clash in final
In the semi-finals, the Aussies routed the Netherlands 4-1 while Germany edged past Korea 3-2.

Germany beat Korea to reach final
Matthias Witthaus's goal gave the Germans a 3-2 victory in the first semi-final.

India reign over Spain
The victory gives India the chance to play for ninth place in the men's hockey World Cup.

India looking to reign over Spain
A victory in the classification match will see India finish at least among the top ten at the World Cup.

Big four set for semi-finals showdown
Australia coach Barry Dancer is confident his team will beat the Netherlands this time and enter the final.

Last few performances offer hope for the future
M M Somaya on India's showing in their concluding pool match against Australia.

India go down fighting to Australia
The defeat put India out of the play-offs for fifth to eighth positions.

The Netherlands romp into semis
A 3-0 victory over South Africa gave them the second place in Pool A, behind Germany.

Pakistan accuse umpires of bias
'Germany played with 13 players today,' declared Pakistan team manager Brigadier Khalid Sajjad Kohkhar, after the team lost and failed to make the semis.

Kunz fires Germany into semis as Pakistan fume
Two penalty flick conversions from captain Florian Kunz enabled Germany beat Pakistan 3-2.

The naked truth about my return home
Deposed India hockey coach Cedric D'Souza explains the facts about his sacking.

Aussies romp into semi-finals
They beat Korea 4-2 to become the first team to make the grade in the men's hockey World Cup.

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 How they finished
1. Germany
2. Australia
3. The Netherlands
4. Korea
5. Pakistan
6. Argentina
7. England
8. Malaysia
9. New Zealand
10. India
11. Spain
12. Japan
13. South Africa
14. Belgium
15. Poland
16. Cuba

 Slide Show
Images from KL
 Day 13


Dhanraj Pillay  I am sure we will do very
  well in the World Cup:
 Dhanraj Pillay.

Cedric D'Souza  We will give nothing but
 the best at the World Cup:

 Coach Cedric D'Souza

 More hockey news


 IHF going all out to win World Cup
 After hiring a sports psychologist,
 it is now trying to ensure that the
 team gets state-of-the-art playing

 'India can win a medal at hockey
 World Cup'
 Olympians M M Sommaya, Mervyn
and Iqbaljit Singh feel
 the team is capable of making the

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