Wednesday, June 23, 2021

India beat Olympic Champion Argentina in FIH Hockey Pro League Match

In Hockey, India beat reigning Olympic champions Argentina  3-2 in the FIH Hockey Pro League match at Buenos Aires. In a thrilling, action-packed contest, Harmanpreet gave India a 1-0 lead with a superbly executed penalty corner early in the second quarter before a quick-fire double from Martin Ferreiro put Argentina into a 2-1 lead at half time. However, India’s Harmanpreet Singh’s  dramatic equaliser ensured the game finished with the scores locked at 2-2 when just six seconds of the match was remianing.

In penalty shoot out with brilliant goalkeeping from PR Sreejesh, India sealed 3-2 win over Argentina.

The result sees India move ahead of Argentina up to fifth in the FIH Hockey Pro League standings, having claimed 12 points from seven matches. Argentina stand sixth, with 11 points from 11 games played. The two teams will face each other again tomorrow.

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