Kookaburras smash reigning Olympic champs

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The Kookaburras smashed the reigning Olympic champions Argentina 5-2 successful Tokyo to further involvement their assertion for gold.

The satellite No.1 ranked Australians backed up a ascendant commencement to their Olympic run with different singular performance, and the the triumph ensures the Kookaburras are connected way to apical Pool A.

Australia were down early, conceding a extremity wrong 5 minutes earlier Blake Govers produced an equaliser precocious successful the opening 4th past scored with a resistance flick to interruption the crippled open.

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They held a 4-1 pb astatine halftime acknowledgment to goals from Tom Wickham, Govers and Lachlan Sharp. Jeremy Hayward enactment his squad up 5-1 successful the 2nd fractional earlier Argentina grabbed a precocious consolation goal.

Tim Howard and Jacob Thomas Whetton of Team Australia. (Getty)

The Kookaburras are seeking to avenge their quarter-final nonaccomplishment to Netherlands astatine Rio de Janeiro, which marked the archetypal clip they missed retired connected a medal since 1988.

Since the assignment of caller manager Colin Batch successful the aftermath of the Rio Games, the Kookaburras person won the Commonwealth Games and Champions Trophy successful summation to the 2019 Pro League.

They've started these Olympics successful good fashion, defeating hosts Japan 5-3 successful a pugnacious triumph earlier smashing India 7-1.

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