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As it happened | Hockey World Cup 2018: France beat Argentina 5-3

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: Dec 06, 2018, 08:36 PM IST

Country flag of Argentina and France. Photograph:(Twitter)

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Argentina is coming into the match undefeated and are the clear favourites going into the match.

06 Dec 2018, 8:31 PM (IST)

Its full time! And France have won it. They netted five goals to beat Olympic gold medallist Argentina. Though Argentina tried hard to male a comeback but France scored their fifth goal to completely diminish their chances in today's game. 

By virtue of this win, France have occupied the 2nd position in the Pool A, while Spain are out from the tournament. 



06 Dec 2018, 8:22 PM (IST)

After succeeding two back goals, France netted one minutes before the full time to double its lead.

With only minutes left for the fourth and final quarter to end, France are 5 -3 Argentina. 


06 Dec 2018, 8:13 PM (IST)

Penalty Corner for Argentina and converted.

Argentina get its third goal against France at the start of the fourth and final quarter. They are just a goal behind their opposition.




06 Dec 2018, 8:06 PM (IST)

Argentina scored its second goal against Francs, promising a comeback for sure. They now need two more goals to hold France.

Gonzalo Peillat scored as his rocket like drag flick beat the right of French Goalkeeper.

France 4-2 Argentina is the score now.

06 Dec 2018, 7:58 PM (IST)

France still pressing hard in the Argentina's circle, but it should be opposite. It is Argentina who need to make a comeback to hold France.   

06 Dec 2018, 7:46 PM (IST)

What a game it is. So far the best clash in the Hockey World Cup 2018.

France scored the 4th goal as the flash after deflection from Argentina's goalkeeper put in to the near post. Before that they netted three goals to take advantage.

While Argentina made a comebcak by scoring a goal but the performnce was outclassed by the fourth goal from France. 

France had a quite first quarter but the lowest ranked team in the world cup, France, converted almost all the chances to destroy Spanish dream to play the cross-overs.

06 Dec 2018, 7:38 PM (IST)

Now, Argentina draws its first blood. 

After succeeding three goals, Argentina finally scored one to keep the game alive.

So, a total of four goals have been scored in Quarter 2 so far. We still have few second left.

06 Dec 2018, 7:35 PM (IST)

It's a third goal against Argentina. Wow! what a game it is turning out to be. 

France has scored three goals in 2nd quarters to dominate the game.  Argentina is completely in a state of shock. 

06 Dec 2018, 7:29 PM (IST)

And another goal!

France is on a roll. They have doubled the lead against Argentina. It was a Penalty Corner for France which they have successfully converted. 



06 Dec 2018, 7:28 PM (IST)

Green card:

Jua Gilardi out for 2 minutes. Argentina down to 10-men

Hugo Genestet scores for France to take a lead against the Rio Olympic Gold medallist Argentina.


06 Dec 2018, 7:24 PM (IST)

And a goal!!!

After going goalless in the first quarter, France scored a brilliant goal to have an upper hand. 



06 Dec 2018, 7:23 PM (IST)

France have the first chance in the second quarter but a brilliant save from Argentina's goalkeeper.

06 Dec 2018, 7:08 PM (IST)

France make first circle entry but a brilliant defense keep them at bay. Both the teams are on their toes and eye an early advantage to dominate the other. 

06 Dec 2018, 7:07 PM (IST)

Argentina pressing in French circle tackled by France. Penalty Corner for Argentina but fail to convert it. 


06 Dec 2018, 6:49 PM (IST)

The second hockey match today will be played between Rio Olympics gold medallists Argentina take on France in Bhubaneswar. 

Argentina is coming into the match undefeated and are the clear favourites going into the match. 

France, on the other hand, will be high on confidence after playing a draw against Spain and they will look to hold Argentina to a draw to keep their chances afloat.