DECEMBER 9, 2022
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International Hockey: Indian women lose to Argentina

International Hockey: Indian women lose to Argentina
The Indian women's hockey team squandered a  one-goal lead to lose 2 - 3 t to Olympics silver medalist Argentina in the second match of the double - leg FIH Pro League tie here on Sunday. Argentina won the Crown with 42 points from 16 games and 10 clear of second-place Netherland, which still has two remaining games. India continues to occupy the third sport with  24 points from 12 games.

Quarter but failed to break the deadlock. India broke the stalemate in the 23rd minute scoring through a Centre attack with Shalima tete  showing her speed by cutting through Argentina defence before taking a shot that  deflected in off goalkeeper Belen Succi's stick in attack mood.

After the change of ends, Argentina come out attacking and controlled the game for a significant part of the third quarter. India's struggle to match Argentina's pace and play was mostly centered inside the Indian half.
In the 37 minute, Savita come to her side's rescue by denying Jankunas from close range.

But Argentina was not to be denied a minute later when Delfine Thome did enough to loop the ball over stretched Savita after she was set up by Sofia Toccalino's brilliant run from the right flank.
Argentina then scored twice in 3 minutes from to penalty  corner  with a fierce slap shot to reduce the margin to 2 - 3.
India will next play the USA on June 21 and 22. 

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