Hockey

S. Korea shocks China

Eleventh-ranked South Korea stunned third-ranked China 2-1 and reigning champion Argentina beat 13th-ranked South Africa 5-2 on Sunday in the women's field hockey World Cup.

England edged Spain 3-2 in the day's other Pool ‘B' match but the first shocker of the event came at China's expense.

China's Zhao Yudiao completed a neat exchange of passes with Gao Lihua in the circle, scoring the first goal of the tournament, followed by Korea's Kim Young Ran's equaliser in the first half.

After Park Mi Hyun cut through the left to score Korea's winning goal, China struggled to find an equaliser in the last five minutes.

Second-ranked host Argentina dominated against South Africa early, displaying the speed with the ball and stickwork expected of the Champions Trophy holder.

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