Tokyo Olympics: India Beat Argentina 3-1 To Reach Quarterfinals In Men's Hockey
Indian men's hockey team cruised into the Olympic Games quarterfinal with a comprehensive 3-1 victory over defending champions Argentina in its penultimate pool match on Thursday.
- Press Trust of India
- Updated: July 29, 2021 02:09 PM IST
India defeated Argentina 3-1 in their Pool A fixture on Thursday
With the win, India qualified for men's hockey quarters at Tokyo Games
India are currently second in their Pool, behind Australia
The Indian men's hockey team cruised into the Olympic Games quarterfinal with a comprehensive 3-1 victory over defending champions Argentina in its penultimate pool match on Thursday. After goalless first two quarters, India broke the deadlock in the 43rd minute through Varun Kumar before Vivek Sagar Prasad (58th) and Harmanpreet Singh (59th) struck in the closing minutes of the match to seal the contest. Argentina's lone goal came from a penalty corner conversion by Schuth Casella in the 48th minute.
By virtue of this win, India have consolidated their position in the second spot of Pool A with three wins and one loss out of four games, behind Australia.
Argentina are struggling at the fifth spot in the six-team pool and need to beat New Zealand in their final preliminary match on Friday to stay in the hunt for a quarterfinal berth.
The top-four make the last-eight stage from each group. India will play hosts Japan in their final pool match on Friday.