Hockey World Cup India 2023: The Lions debuted with a win against South Africa

The Argentine men’s hockey team The LionsC.he began his way in the World Cup in India with a 1-0 win against South Africa.

At the Kalinga Stadium, the team national prevailed thanks to both Maico Casella and harvested his first units in the group that he shares with his South Africa, Australia and France.

Argentina had no complications and left the first obstacle of Group A on the road. The triumph, in addition, the granting of paternity over South Africa, who could barely win one of the nine times they met (in the 2011 Champions Challenge).

The goalkeeper Tomás Santiago was one of the main figures of the victory of those led by mariano ronconiwho has been in charge of the generational change since October 2021. Only three of the Olympic champions in Rio 2016 appear in the Albiceleste squad: Matías Rey, Agustín Mazzilli and Lucas Vila.

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The first two of each group will access the quarterfinals and the third parties will face each other to enter the aforementioned phase. The semifinals will be played on Friday, January 27 at the Kalinga Stadium, which will also host the final and the match for bronze on the 29th.

Argentina’s fixture at the World Cup in India

Argentina, which holds 14 continental titles, will have action again next Monday at 10:30 a.m. against Australiabronze medal in the last World Cup, in Tokyo 2020 and one of the main contenders for the title.

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The performance of Los Leones in international competitions

Argentina, that their best performance in a World Cup was the third place achieved in The Hague 2014will seek to improve the fact in the last edition, carried out in 2018 in India, in which it finished in seventh place after losing to England in the quarterfinals.

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