As it happened | Hockey World Cup 2018: Argentina 4-3 Spain

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 29, 2018, 04.41 PM (IST)

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Argentina vs Spain - Full Time

Argentina beat Spain in the first match of Pool A here at Kalinga Stadium in a seven goal thriller.

Agustin Mazzilli of Argentina was given with the player of the match award as he scored two crucial goals for his team.

Next Argentina will face New Zealand on December 3 and on the same day, Spain will clash with France.

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Argentina vs Spain - Quarter 4

What a match!

Gonzalo Peillat's drag-flick in the fourth quarter made the difference as Argentina beat Spain 4-3.

Argentina vs Spain - Quarter 3

After a goalless quarter, Spain got a breakthrough.

Vincenc Ruiz struck in the top left corner of the net and scored the equaliser. 

He has raised this match to a new excitement level.

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Argentina vs Spain - Quarter 2

After the end of quarter two, the score remained unchanged.

Argentina lead 3-2 against Spain.

Argentina vs Spain - Quarter 1

It's a gripping and high-octane match. Powerful, dynamic and full of energy.

Spain scored their first goal as the game starter. A third-minute goal by Spain's Enrique Gonzalez, who slammed straight into the net, gave Spain 1-0 lead.

While Agustin Mazzilli scored the equalizer immediately after that.

Spain got another lead with a drag-flick by Josep Romeu but was again equalised by Argentina within seconds. As Mazzilli struck again.

In the concluding minutes of the first quarter, Gonzalo Peillat's drag-flick gave Argentina a 3-2 lead.

This game is already on fire.

Argentina vs Spain

Playing XI:

Argentina: Juan Manuel Vivaldi (GK), Gonzalo Peillat, Pedro Ibarra (C), Juan Ignacio Gilardi, Ignacio Ortiz, Juan Martin Lopez, Matias Rey, Lucas Rossi, Matias Paredes, Agustin Mazzilli, Lucas Vila.

Spain: Alvaro Iglesias, Enrique Gonzalez, Marc Salles, Marc Serrahima, Miquel Delas (C), Pau Quemada, Pepe Romeu, Quico Cortes, Sergi Enrique, Vicenç Ruiz, Xavier Lleonart.




Matias Paredes of Argentina has played 336 matches and scored 54 goals for his country.

On the other hand, one of the most experienced players of Spain, Pau Quemada has played 233 matches and scored 58 goals.

Argentina vs Spain

Olympic champions Argentina are ready to take on Spain at the Kalinga Stadium.

Here is the full squad list:


Head Coach: German Orozco

Squad: Juan Manuel Vivaldi (GK), Tomas Santiago (GK), Gonzalo Peillat, Pedro Ibarra (C), Juan Ignacio Gilardi, Lucas Rossi, Agustin Bugallo, Nicolas Cicileo, Ignacio Ortiz, Juan Martin Lopez, Matias Rey, Matias Paredes, Agustin Mazzilli, Lucas Vila, Maico Casella, Lucas Martinez, Joaquin Menini, Tomas Bettaglio.


Head coach: Frederic Soyez

Squad: Quico Cortes, Sergi Enrique, Marc Serrahima, Ignacio Rodriguez, Miquel Delas (C), Enrique Gonzalez, Alvaro Iglesias, Marc Salles, Ricardo Santana, Diego Arana, Xavier Lleonart, Alejandro de Frutos, Vicenç Ruiz, Albert Beltran, Josep Romeu, Mario Garin, Marc Bolto.