The ‘Red Sticks’ get into the quarters thanks to a miraculous draw against the fearsome Australia

The Spanish men’s hockey team qualified this Friday for the quarterfinals of the Tokyo Olympics when tying 1-1 with Australia in their last match in group A.

A goal 48 seconds from the end of Pau Quemada from a penalty corner It started a tie that was essential to not depend on third parties.

Australia closes the group with 14 points, leading, and Spain with 5. Their final position in the group, third or fourth, will depend on what happens in Argentina-New Zealand of this same day.

A corner penalty converted by Tom Wickham in the second period he overtook the Australians. Previously two others had failed and, on the part of Spain, Albert Beltran he had sent the ball to the post.

Spain previously lost their first two clashes with India and New Zealand, drew with Argentina and beat Japan.

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