India beat Argentina 2-1 in practice game

Updated: 24 February 2010 07:13 IST

India defeated Argentina 2-1 in their first practice match of the forthcoming hockey World Cup starting at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium on Sunday.

New Delhi:

Hosts India defeated Argentina 2-1 in their first practice match of the forthcoming hockey World Cup starting at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium on Sunday.

Drag-flicker Sandeep Singh gave India the lead through a penalty corner while captain Rajpal Singh's field goal sealed the match in favour of the home team.

India will next play the Netherlands in their second practice game on Thursday.

India will open their campaign in the February 28-March 13 mega event against arch-rivals Pakistan on the inaugural day of the tournament.

Topics : Hockey
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