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England beat South Africa 3-1

With the win, England qualified to play for 5-8 positions. The South Africans along with India, Argentina and Japan, will be involved in classification matches for 9-12 positions.

india Updated: Sep 14, 2006 00:25 IST

England overcame South Africa 3-1 in their concluding pool B league fixture of the men's hockey World Cup on Wednesday and qualified to play for 5-8 positions.

The South Africans (2 points), along with India, Argentina and Japan, will be involved in classification matches for 9-12 positions.

Giving England company in the contest for 5-8 slots are the Netherlands, Pakistan and New Zealand.

South Africa went ahead with a ninth minute goal by Ian Symons, but England came back strongly with James Tindall (20th) and Richard Mantell (41st, 48th) scoring.