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Low ranked France upset Argentina in Hockey World Cup
Sportslogon Team December 6th 2018


Bhubaneswar : Despite the defeat from low rated France the Olympic champion Argentina barged into the quarterfinals of the Odisha Hockey Men's World Cup at Kalinga Stadium here on Thursday. With two wins and a defeat in the Pool A league round matches Argentina gathered six points to become Pool tapper with six points.

France was caused the bigest upset of the day by defeating Argentina by 5-3 goals, they secured their place for the crossover matches along with New Zealand. Unlucky World eighth ranked Spain placed in the bottom of the Pool A and eliminated from the crossover rounds.

As like every match, World no 2 Argentina started the match with dominating fashion, but World no 20 France who was participating after 28 years scored four goals in the second quarter, while Argentina scored a solitary goal in this quarter.

Argentina got two PC's in the second and 12 minute but failed to convert into goals. While in the 15th minute France also awarded with a PC , but the score board remain 0-0.

The lowest ranked France started their goal shower in the 7th minute through Hugo Genestet and he was adjudged as man of the match. Victor Charlet doubled the lead for France with a brilliant dragflick into the right bottom of the Argentinian post in the 23rd minute.

Unbelievable the Argentina defence was nowhere today, Timothee Clement passed the ball to Aristide Coisne infront of the goal post, he rested it in the box in the 26th minute.

Lucas Martinez scored a goal in the 28th minute to bring back the Argentine into the match, But the France team sealed the first half with 4-1 goals, by nailing a goal in the 30th minute through Gaspard Baumgarten.

After the change of sides, Argentina won two PC in the 44th and 48th minute, in both the occasion dependable dragflicker Gonzalo Peillet successful converted and the team came closer to 3-4 score.

The France team truly displayed dominating hockey today and scored their fifth gola in the 54th minute by Goyet Francois to sealed the match 5-3. .
This news was added and updated on : December 6th 2018
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