Kookaburras blitz Spain to reach semis

Three goals in the final quarter have ensured Australia's progression to the semi-finals of the Hockey World League Final in India after a 4-1 win over Spain.

The Kookaburras fought back from going behind to score four unanswered goals, converting four of their six penalty corners, to set up a final four showdown against either Germany or the Netherlands on Friday or Saturday.

"We obviously started a bit slow," man of the match Matt Dawson said.

"It's always nice to build into the tournament. It's good to get a win tonight."

Australia trailed when Marc Garcia put Spain ahead but Jeremy Hayward levelled proceedings with a penalty corner before halftime.

Australia had a goal disallowed after Lachlan Sharp's effort was negated by the video referee.

Despite the Kookaburras dominating possession it stayed that way until early in the final quarter when Aaron Kleinschmidt swept home a rebound from a penalty corner on 48 minutes.

Blake Govers added the icing on the cake with two drag flicks in quick succession to give Australia their first win in the tournament after three group-stage draws.

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