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Argentina virtually enter Hockey World Cup quarter-finals
Sportslogon Team December 3rd 2018


Bhubaneswar : Olympic champion Argentina likely to confirm their quarterfinals place , as they scripted back to back wins by defeating New Zealand 3-0 in the Pool A league round matches of the Odisha Hockey Men's World Cup at Kalinga Stadium here on Monday. With double win Argentina bagged six points.

Memorable start for New Zealand as it was shut two back to back shots on the Argentinian goal in the first 15 second.

The first PC was rewarded for Argentina in The dreaded combination of Gonzalo Peillat and Agustin Mazzilli created hell of the problems for New Zealanders in first quarter. New Zealanders awarded with a PC in the 18th minute, but we'll saved by World no 2 Argentina.

Agustin the last match double strike for Argentina, opened the account for them in the 23rd minute to stamp his presence. While Gonzalo put the ball to him in the right corner of the post with quick reflex Agustin scored his third goal of the meet.

The third quarter began with 1-0 lead in favour of Argentinan and they looked more agressive in this quarter and got two PC in 34th and 38th minutes but NZ goalkeeper saved in both chances.

With all determination Lucas Vila snatched the ball from the NZ's captain Blair Tarrant inside the D area and double the lead in the 41st minute.

However, in the 55th minute , Argentina got a PC, they made no mistake Lucas Martinez collected the rebound from the goalkeeper and the team scripted a 3-0 win. .
This news was added and updated on : December 4th 2018
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