14 Jun 2014

Kookaburras cruise into final

9:02 am on 14 June 2014

Defending champions Australia have cruised into final of the men's hockey World Cup with an utterly dominant 5-1 semi-final demolition of Argentina in the Hague.

A day after their female counterparts reached the final with a thrilling shootout victory over the United States, Australia's men provided no heart attacks as they carried on their superb form to remain unbeaten this tournament.

The match was all but decided by half-time, with three goals to Australia and zero shots on goal for Argentina.

It sets up a dream showdown with hosts the Netherlands, who booked their place in Sunday's final with a hard-fought 1-0 victory over England.