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Updated: December 6, 2009 11:26 IST

Australia wins Champions Trophy for 10th time

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Edward Ockenden from Australia and Tobias Hauke from Germany in action during their gold medal match at Champions Trophy in Melbourne. Australia won the match. Photo: AP
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Edward Ockenden from Australia and Tobias Hauke from Germany in action during their gold medal match at Champions Trophy in Melbourne. Australia won the match. Photo: AP

Australia has claimed consecutive Champions Trophy titles, scoring four unanswered second-half goals to beat Germany 5-3 in Sunday’s final.

It is Australia’s 10th title overall in the leading men’s field hockey event.

Australia trailed 3-1 at halftime before scoring three goals in 15 minutes to open the second half. Luke Doerner got a hat trick.

Earlier, South Korea scored four second-half goals to beat the Netherlands 4-2 and claim third place. Spain defeated England 5-2 to take fifth.

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