Hockey World League 2017: England beaten 2-0 by the Netherlands in semi-final

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Highlights: Netherlands beat England 2-0 in semis

England were knocked out of the World League Semi-Final after a 2-0 last-four defeat by the Netherlands.

It was goalless at half-time but Mirco Pruijser then put the Dutch ahead before Bjorn Kellerman's fierce shot sealed victory in London.

England now face Malaysia in the bronze match on Sunday and can book a place at December's World League Final in India.

The Netherlands will play the world number-one ranked side Argentina in the final.

England had already secured their spot at the 2018 World Cup by reaching the semi-finals.

But they were outclassed by an impressive Netherlands side who took the lead when Pruijser got the faintest of touches past George Pinner.

England lacked options in attack and the Dutch secured their spot in the final when Kellerman picked up the ball on the penalty spot and smashed it on the bounce into the back of the net.

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