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Leonas through to Hockey semi-finals, men thrash South Korea

The Argentina women's hockey team left it late to grab an agonising 2-1 victory over England, reaching the semi-finals of the World Cup with a last-minute goal.

Playing without the injured Luciana Aymar, Las Leonas had to come back from behind to beat their rivals in The Hague. But in the final minute of play, with the game deadlocked at 1-1, Carla Rebecchi stepped up to convert a penalty corner to seal the side's place in the last four.

The Argentine men, meanwhile, played earlier in the day, and kept alive their own chances of making the semis with a convincing 5-0 drubbing of South Korea.

A brilliant hat-trick from Gonzalo Peillat was the key for the team directed by Carlos 'Chapa' Retegui, who recorded their third straight victory in the World Cup. Lucas Vila and Guillermo Schickendantz rounded off the victory, as Los Leones were far too good for their East Asian opponents.

The win puts Argentina's men onto nine points in Group B, meaning that a draw in Tuesday's final match against South Africa would guarantee the side a place in the semi-finals.
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