Commonwealth Games: England lose tense women's hockey semi-final against New Zealand

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England suffer penalty shoot-out heartbreak
2018 Commonwealth Games
Venue: Gold Coast, Australia Dates: 4-15 April
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England women's hockey team lost a dramatic semi-final against New Zealand in a shootout and had to settle for a place in Saturday's bronze medal match.

New Zealand won the shootout 2-1, after neither side could break the deadlock in four goalless quarters.

That outcome was the reverse of 2014's semi-final in Glasgow, which England won on a shootout before taking silver.

The Kiwis will play Australia in Saturday's gold medal match while England face India for the bronze.

Alex Danson made her 300th international appearance, but was one of four England players to be denied from close range in the shootout.

Earlier on Thursday, Wales beat Ghana in a shootout to place ninth in the competition while Scotland comfortably beat Malaysia 4-2 to finish in seventh.

England's men will take on favourites Australia in Friday's semi-final (12:45 BST).

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Zharnel Hughes is disqualified from 200m final
Jack Laugher wins 3m springboard gold
Two silvers boost Scotland's second highest medal tally
Seonaid McIntosh wins third family medal in shooting
Watch: Asher-Smith wins bronze in 200m final

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