Argentina inaugurated the Field Hockey world championship in India with a very suffered victory against South Africa 1-0, with Maico Casella’s goal in the third quarter the match that was played in the city of Bhubaneswar, in the eastern part of the country. The next meeting will be on Monday before Australiaone of the candidates for the title.
After a studio match start, Argentina enjoyed several penalty corners during the second quarter, but could not open the scoring (0 of 9 in that phase of the game), especially for the saves of the goalkeeper Jones who stood as a figure of the match. South Africa enjoyed theirs thanks to the numerical advantages it had through offenses by the Lions, who saw a complicated debut.
When it seemed that nerves were beginning to appear in Los Leones, a backhand shot by Lucas Toscani that Maico Casella took advantage of in front of the goalkeeper who deflected the ball and converts the 1-0 that was denied to the albiceleste team. Despite South Africa’s final resistance looking for a tie, Argentina resisted and took an important victory to start with three.
The The next game for the Lions in the tournament will be on Monday at 10:30 a.m. Argentine time against Australia, title candidate who thrashed France 8-0 in the other group C match, in the World Cup that is being held in Bhubaneswar, India.