Australia beats South Korea 4-2 to move into World Cup final

Olympic champion Australia is in the World Cup final after twice rallying to defeat South Korea 4-2 on Friday.

South Korea went ahead 1-0 on Jang Jong-hyun's 31st-minute flick inside the right post in front of 12,000 spectators. But Bevan George leveled for Australia from a penalty corner seven minutes later.

Kang Seong-jung gave South Korea the lead again in the 41st, before Travis Brooks equalized 10 minutes later.

In the 60th, Jamie Dwyer scored his fourth goal of the tournament when he redirected a long cross into an unguarded net.

South Korea pressed for the equalizer in the final seconds and left itself open to Michael McCann's insurance goal.

Top-ranked Australia is chasing its first World Cup title. It will face either defending champion Germany or European titleholders Spain, who meet later Friday, reports AP.

The Netherlands, which won the Champions Trophy last month, was beaten 4-2 by Pakistan on Friday and can finish no higher than seventh.

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