Skipper and goalkeeper Quico Cortes` brilliant penalty stroke save helped Spain hold France in a hard-fought 1-1 draw in their second Pool A match at the ongoing men`s hockey World Cup on Monday. The draw kept both the teams in the hunt for the knock-out round with one point apiece from two games. It was a battle between world number 8 Spain and the 20th ranked France. It was France who stunned the Spaniards in the sixth minute when Timothee Clement scored from a field effort. Spain came back strongly and restored parity in the 48th minute through Alvaro Iglesias` field strike. France had a golden opportunity to register their first major upset of the tournament but the Spain skipper Cortes came to his side`s rescue. In the last 10 minutes, France were awarded a penalty stroke because of obstruction in front of the goal by a Spain defender after they went for video referral but Cortes made a brilliant save. .@rfe_hockey & @FF_Hockey showcased valiant effort on the turf which ended as a hard-fought 1-1 draw. Here are the best moments captured from the match. ALBUM: https://t.co/Gbh3FWXjUq#IndiaKaGame #HWC2018 #DilHockey #ESPvFRA pic.twitter.com/aMjLovdasP — Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) December 3, 2018 × Spain had lost 3-4 to Olympic champions Argentina in their tournament opener, while France suffered a 1-2 defeat against New Zealand. Spain will next play New Zealand in their final pool match on December 6, while France will be up against Argentina.