MOENCHENGLADBACH (Germany) (AFP) - Furious Australia coach Frank Murray described his team's performance as "rubbish" after watching them slump to a 2-1 defeat to the Netherlands at the Champions Trophy on Saturday. The Aussies will now face Japan on Sunday in an effort to avoid finishing last in the six-nation womens' field hockey event where their form has set alarm bells ringing less than three months before the Beijing Olympics. "We are extremely disappointed in the effort in the first half although it was better in the second half, still there is a huge amount of work to do before Beijing," said Murray. "If we keep serving up this rubbish we are not going to get very far in Beijing." The young Dutch side had five penalty corners to Australia's one and 11 shots on goal to Australia's six. Marilyn Agliotti deflected in a free hit from outside the circle late in the first half and Eefke Mulder drove in a penalty corner hit which caught defender Teneal Attard's stick to deflect past Rachel Imison in Australia's goal. Megan Rivers scored from a free hit outside the circle by Jessica Arrold to Nikki Hudson who passed in to Rivers to score. In the day's other matches, Germany and Argentina drew 0-0 to earn finals berths against each other Sunday while China and Japan drew 3-3. Netherlands coach Marc Lammers said that Germany and Argentina have been the two best teams here and deserve to be in the final. "We came into this tournament expecting to take third place and now have nine points and we are in the play-off for third against China so we have reached where we expected to be," Lammers said. In the clash between the top two, match statistics favoured Argentina with 11 shots on goal to Germany's eight while both had two penalty corners. Argentina coach Gabriel Minadeo believes the final will be a very different match. "We can expect a completely different game on Sunday," Minadeo said. China paid heavily for scoring only two of its 13 penalty corners to draw 3-3 with Japan. China coach Changback Kim said his team is not showing all their penalty corner options here. "This is not the most important event this year and we cannot show all of our penalty corner scoring options because we have to save them for the Olympic Games," Kim said. Japan's Toshie Tsukui converted a penalty stroke, low inside the left post before China equalised. Yudiao Zhao scored a deflection goal off a long pass through the midfield, to the protests of Japan claiming the ball hit Zhao's foot. Japan's Kaori Chiba scored two field goals, making her equal top scorer (four) of the tournament, split by China's Wangfengs Zhou's tip-in at the right post of Yibo Ma's fifth penalty corner flick attempt. Yibo Ma scored on her 13th attempted penalty corner conversion, getting a deflection off Japan's defence which the video umpire confirmed as not too high. Japan coach Seung Jin Yoo believes his team is improving. "We lost four of five tests against China in Japan in March after we beat China 2-0 in the Asia Cup last year," Yoo said.