England have been eliminated from the Hockey World Cup ©Getty Images

England blew a late lead in the quarter-finals of the Men's International Hockey Federation (FIH) Hockey World Cup in India, eventually losing a shootout to Germany at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.

It is the first time since 2006 that they have failed to make it into the final four.

Zach Wallace gave England the opener after 12 minutes, with Liam Ansell adding a second soon after the half-time break.

A victory looked on the cards with just minutes left in the match - but Mats Grambusch scored in the 58th minute to give the Germans one back.

It was a banner day for the Grambusch family, with Tom Grambusch getting the equaliser with a minute to go.

Momentum was on the side of Germany in the shootout, with Niklas Wellen and Hannes Müller scoring the first two - matching the efforts of James Albery and Zach Wallace.

Thies Prinz put Germany in front after David Goodfield missed his shot, with Christopher Rühr getting a fourth, matching the goal of England's Phil Roper.

Ansell had to score to keep England in the match, but missed - sending Germany into the semi-finals for the first time since 2010.

The Netherlands ran out 5-1 winners against South Korea ©Getty Images
The Netherlands ran out 5-1 winners against South Korea ©Getty Images

They face Australia in the final four, who beat Spain 4-3 yesterday.

The Netherlands are to face defending champions Belgium after a 5-1 thrashing of South Korea.

Koen Bijen scored two either side of half-time; and in the 36th minute, Justen Blok made it three for the Dutch team.

Steijn van Heijningen scored the fourth, 10 minutes from the end, before Seo In-woo got one back for the Asia Cup champions.

But, it would prove to be nothing more than a consolation, with The Netherlands signing off in style with a fifth from Teun Beins two minutes from time.