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Britain reaches men's hockey semi-finals

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First published: August 8, 2012, 1:52 AM IST | Updated: August 8, 2012
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Britain reaches men's hockey semi-finals
Britain will face the Netherlands in the semi-finals.

London: Britain qualified for the Olympic field hockey semi-finals for the first time since it won the 1988 Seoul Games by surviving a dramatic finish to draw 1-1 with Spain on Tuesday.

Britain will face the Netherlands in the semi-finals.

Spain, the Beijing Games silver medallist, thought it could steal a victory in the last two minutes when it had two penalty corners saved, a third canceled on video review, and another penalty corner request rejected on a referral.

Britain's Ashley Jackson scored the first goal, his team-leading fifth, by drag-flicking a penalty corner into the bottom right corner in the 37th minute.

Spain leveled with 16 minutes to go through a penalty corner from Pau Quemada, who blasted into the lower left corner.

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