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FIH Hockey Pro League: India gave a crushing defeat to Argentina, captain Harmanpreet scored a hat-trick

May 27, 2024 06:01 PM

PUNJAB NEWS LINE | May 27, 2024

The Indian hockey team performed brilliantly and registered a thrilling 5-4 win over Argentina in the FIH Hockey Pro League on Sunday. Captain Harmanpreet Singh scored a brilliant hat-trick in the match. The team has once again raised hopes of an Olympic medal for India. According to the information, apart from Harmanpreet, Arijit Singh Hundal and Gurjant Singh scored goals for India. Federico Monza, Nicholas Keenan, Tadeo Marucci and Lucas Martínez have scored one goal each for Argentina. 


On the other hand, India started well and maintained their dominance for most of the first quarter and with accurate passing, the Indian team reached Argentina's boundary. However, Argentina scored the first goal and India also scored their own goal with a brilliant field goal by Arijit. India also got a penalty corner, but could not get any benefit from it. In the second quarter, Gurjant scored a brilliant field goal and the team went ahead 2-1. After this, Keenan took advantage of the mistake of Indian defence, entered the circle and put the ball in the goal to make it 2-2. A minute before the end of the quarter, India got a penalty corner and Harmanpreet gave India a 3-2 lead. India could not score a goal from the penalty corner in the third quarter. In the fourth quarter, Argentina gave a penalty corner to India 10 minutes earlier and Harmanpreet scored a goal to give India a 4-2 lead. 


Two minutes later, India got another penalty stroke and Harmanpreet scored to give India a 5-2 lead. Argentina reduced the gap with goals from Tadeo and Lucas but could not stop India from winning 5-4. India's next match will be against Germany on June 1.

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