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Netherlanders draw with Argentina in HWLF
Sportslogon Team December 3rd 2017


Bhubaneswar : Conceding two goals down World’s No 1 team Argentina bounced back in the last quarter with last minute goal by drag flicker Gonzalo Peillat levelled the score 3-3 in a Pool-A match against Netherlanders in the Odisha Hockey World League Final at Kalinga Stadium here on Sunday.

Netherlanders looked in different colours in the first two quarters by scoring two field goals in the 12th and 37th minutes by Brinkman Thierry and Verga Valentina respectively.

Just end of the third quarter, Ray Matias converted a penalty corner in the 45th minutes and created a hope for the Argentina in the nail biting league match. In the last quarter began with lot of attacking game. Lucas Vila nailed the equaliser for Argentina in the 50th minute through a penalty corner. Netherlanders once again got the lead by converting penalty corner in the 55th minute by Pruijser Mirco.

Fortunately, the back liners silly fault awarded Argentina two penalty corner in the 59th minutes, experienced Peillat Gonzalo nailed the equaliser in the final minute.

Netherlanders and Argentina both lost their inaugural match against Spain and Belgium respectively. In the last league round match, Argentina will face Spain on December 5.

We had ruled the game till the last minute of the game, but two unnecessary mistake caused by our defenders in the striking zone which resulted in penalty corner. I was calm and cool to face those two without thinking what will be the results, said Netherlands goalkeeper Van Der Ven Sam. .
This news was added and updated on : December 3rd 2017
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