Hockey: Scotland shattered by controversial China goal

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While England spent the day relaxing before today's third match in the Women's World Cup against the Netherlands, Scotland lost 3-0 to China, winners of the recent Champions' Trophy in Macau and the first country to qualify for the 2004 Olympics in Athens.

While England spent the day relaxing before today's third match in the Women's World Cup against the Netherlands, Scotland lost 3-0 to China, winners of the recent Champions' Trophy in Macau and the first country to qualify for the 2004 Olympics in Athens.

It was a disappointing performance by Scotland who started strongly and then lost their way. An 11th minute penalty corner goal from Chuning Tang put China ahead and six minutes later Wanfeng Zhou followed up with a controversial goal.

She hit the ball illegally above her head on the volley after it had been deflected off a Scottish defender's stick. The Argentinian umpire refused to even consult with her colleague.

Scotland remain pointless from their first two games and face New Zealand, who yesterday beat Russia 3-1, in their third game tomorrow.

Argentina, with a 5-1 win over Ukraine, are the only team in Pool A on maximum points following South Korea's 3-1 win over Germany, who were reduced to nine players for a period early in the second half.

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