Argentina beat Canada 4-2

Updated: 09 March 2010 16:09 IST

Argentina overcame a late fightback from Canada to score a 4-2 victory and set up a clash with India for 7th place play-off in hockey WC.

Argentina beat Canada 4-2

New Delhi:

Lowest ranked Argentina overcame a late fightback from Canada to score a 4-2 victory and set up a clash with India for seventh-place play-off in the hockey World Cup here today.

Lucas Martin Villa (29th minute), Matias Enrique Paredes (43rd), Mario Nicolas Almada (56th) and Tomas Innocente Argento (70th) scored for the Argentines to finish fourth in Pool A with six points -- from two wins -- and same as New Zealand.

Scott Tupper and David Jamesson scored for Canada in the 60th and 65th minutes respectively.

Argentina will play hosts India, who finished fourth in Pool B with four points, on Friday 12 for the seventh place.

Argentina had a better goal difference of minus three (eight scored and 11 conceded) than New Zealand's minus four (eight scored and 12 conceded).

New Zealand play South Africa, who finished fifth in Pool B for the ninth-tenth place on March 12 while who will finish with wooden spoon will be decided on March 11 bwteen Pakistan and Canada, bootom finishers in Pool B and A respectively.



Topics : Hockey Argentina
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