Australia's Jamie Dwyer has seen his gold medal dreams disappear.
Australia's Jamie Dwyer has seen his gold medal dreams disappear. Quinn Rooney

Germans have last laugh

THE Australian Kookaburras have seen their dreams of gold be dashed away after losing 4-2 to Germany in the semi-finals at the London Olympics.

The Australians at one point lead 2-1 in the second half but a determined German outfit would not be denied, scoring the last three goals to score a famous victory.

Australia will now play the loser of the Netherlands and Great Britain in the bronze medal match.



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