Argentina beat Canada, to play India for 7th place

Updated: 10 March 2010 13:14 IST

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 Worl

Argentina beat Canada, to play India for 7th place

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 on Tuesday.

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.

Argentina, ranked 14th in the FIH chart, lowest among the 12 teams participating in the World Cup, dominated and controlled the match throughout but conceded two late goals before they also scored in the last minute to win the match.

Canada mostly defended from their own half and rarely made dangerous moves inside the Argentine striking circle, except for the last 10 minutes.

Argentina, who put pressure on Canada defence from the very beginning, got five penalty corners from which they converted one while Canada earned just one penalty corner and they scored from it.

Topics : Hockey
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