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The Lions in the quarterfinals of the World Cup

His rival will be known today.

The tie that had been recorded between Spain and New Zealand by 2 to 2 in the opening of the last date of Group A of the World Cup in Bhunabeswar, gave a very clear sentence for the protagonists of the second and last match of the day. That cast of points qualified the Lions directly to the quarterfinals but also ignited France a light of hope: with a victory against the Olympic champion the French would achieve the chance to play the playoffs in addition to leaving Spain out of the tournament. So, they both went out to play with different mentalities. And so, the 20th team in the world ranking surpassed the second and big favorite to the title. It was 5 to 3 for France the result of a match to be taken with tweezers and which, for the statistics, was for now the highest number of goals in the World Cup. French is a set of profound growth in recent times. So much so that this year Argentina had found a tough opposition at the Four Nations Tournament in Dusseldorf and had won him by just 2-1. Now, France confirmed its growth and its desire to fight in field hockey. After a first nondescript fourth in both teams, the imbalance occurred in the second. Argentina played it very badly and France took advantage of that situation. Seven arc shots against two and eight incomes to the circle against just two are numbers more than eloquent than what happened in that period. But in addition France was forceful in the Vivaldi circle. And in just eight minutes, between 18 and 26, he got 3-0. First it was Hugo Genestet and then Victor Charlet (penalty corner) and Aristide Coisne who made the difference. Despite Lucas Martinez's discount at 28, on the closing of that fourth Gaspard Baumgarten put the 4-1 with which they went to rest. The Lions rose in the complement and Gonzalo Peillat, with two shorts (he has four and is the scorer of the World Cup), shortened the distances and Argentina was only a bit on the scoreboard, but six minutes after the closing Francois Goyet put the final result for a match in which the loser had the highest amount of income to the area (22 to 19) but fewer shots to the bow (seven against 11). Now Germán Orozco's team will play again only Wednesday against the winner of the match that will be played by New Zealand on Monday (third in Pool A, rival Argentina already surpassed by 3-0) and the second in Pool B that will be defined this Friday between China, England and Ireland - the Chinese will face Australia, already qualified, and the Chinese will face Australia, already qualified, and English and Irish will practically play a knockout between them. Argentina formed with Juan Manuel Vivaldi; Juan Ignacio Gilardi, Pedro Ibarra, Gonzalo Peillat; Juan Martín Lopez, Matías Rey, Lucas Rossi, Ignacio Ortiz; Lucas Vila, Matías Paredes and Agustín Mazzilli. Then they entered Agustín Bugallo, Maico Casella, Joaquín Menini, Tomás Bettaglio, Lucas Martinez and Nicolás Cicileo. Source: CAH

Publication Date: 10/12/2018

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