Germany thrash England 4-1 to reach World Cup final

NEW DELHI: Olympic champions Germany thrashed England 4-1 in the semi-finals of the men''s hockey World Cup on Thursday to stay on course for a third successive

Germany, who lost to England in the final of the European championship last year, scored through Marco Montag, Oliver Korn, Martin Haner and Linus Butt. Richard Smith replied for England.

Tournament favourites Australia lock horns with Netherlands in the other semi-final later on Thursday.

Earlier, Canada beat former champions Pakistan 3-2 in extra time to finish 11th in the 12-team competition.