Junior World Cup: Argentina stun Aus

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:51 IST

South American champions Argentina scored a last gasp-goal to win the Rabobank Junior World Cup hockey tournament

Rotterdam:

South American champions Argentina scored a last gasp-goal to win the Rabobank Junior World Cup hockey tournament shocking Australia 2-1 in the final. Pedro Ibarra, the man with a golden arm, scored from a penalty corner in the 70th minute to help Argentina win the title. Ibarra, who had scored the golden goal in the team's 2-1 win against Spain in the semis, repeated the performance by converting a set-piece that was completed after the full-time hooter. Argentina displayed tremendous resilience as they turned back a 0-1 deficit, after Australia's Colin Hennessey converted a penalty stroke in the 34th for his 15th goal of the tournament, to equalise in the 40th. Lucas Vila flicked in a penalty stroke to put Argentina on level terms. Thereafter, the match swung from end to end with both teams surviving some close calls. If Argentina forwards fumbled from close, the Aussies found Juan Espinosa a difficult man to beat at the other end. The Argentine goalkeeper brought off several great reflex saves to deny the Australians. (PTI)

Topics : Hockey Argentina
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