Puck Soccer For A Joke And Check Out This Team Of Quiet Aussie Champions
We need to talk about a sport we're good at.
With Australia's soccer World Cup dreams over, the nation needs to turn its attention to the men's hockey team.
The Kookaburras are Australia's unsung heroes. Ranked number one in the world, they are the 2014 World Cup champions and recently won gold at the Commonwealth Games in April.
As they continue their decades-long dominance of the sport, the team is currently in the Netherlands, defending their title in the Hockey Champions Trophy against the best teams in the world.
What Is The Champions Trophy?
The Champions Trophy is contested by the top six ranked teams in the world -- Australia, Argentina, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany and India-- as they play in a round robin competition.
At the end of the pool matches, the top two teams go on to play in the final for glory.
The Kookaburras are vying for a record 15th Champions Trophy, in what will be the final edition of the competition before it is replaced by the FIH Pro League next year.
So How Are They Going?
So far, they are unbeaten in the competition with a 3-all draw against Belgium, followed by convincing wins over Pakistan and India.
But it was their comeback win over the Netherlands that cemented their place in the final.
On Saturday, the Kookaburras take on Argentina in their last pool match before the final on Sunday.
The Champions Trophy is a step in the road before the World Cup kicks off in November, when the Kookaburras will head to India to play for a third straight title
So get behind these Aussie champions.