Tokyo Olympics Hockey: India scores back-to-back late goals to book their berth for quarterfinals! India beats Argentina 3-1

Tokyo Olympics Hockey: India scores back-to-back late goals to book their berth for quarterfinals! India beats Argentina 3-1
Tokyo Olympics Hockey: India scores back-to-back late goals to book their berth for quarterfinals! India beats Argentina 3-1

India at Tokyo Olympics Hockey- India vs Argentina: Indian Men’s Hockey team has qualified for the quarterfinals after defeating Argentina 3-1. They will play their last match against Japan. Regardless of the result, India will stay at the 2nd spot in Pool A. This marks back-to-back victories for India as they defeated Spain with the same score. Varun Kumar scored first for India, but his goal was canceled by Argentina’s Casella. However, India scored 2 late goals by Vivek Sagar Prasad and Harmanpreet Singh to ensure that they book their place in the quarterfinals after defeating Argentina.

Tokyo Olympics Hockey: India scores back-to-back late goals to book their berth for quarterfinals! India beats Argentina 3-1

India men’s hockey team defeated defending Olympic Champion Argentina by 3-1 in their fourth group A game here at Oi Hockey Stadium- North Pitch on Thursday.

With this win, the Indian men’s hockey team has qualified for the quarterfinals in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. India started the match at a good pace as defenders gave no clear-cut chance to defending champion to find that rhythm in midfield. Dilpreet Singh had India’s best chance in quarter one but it was kept out by the Argentine goalkeeper by a very good save.

India’s finishing was not clinical even in the second quarter and it remained scoreless after the end of the first half.

In the third quarter, the pressure by Indian forwards finally delivered as Varun Kumar gave the team a much-needed breakthrough after converting a very well worked penalty corner. In the dying minutes of the quarter, Graham Reid’s men were close to double their lead but Argentina goalkeeper Juan Manuel came big for his team again by saving a nicely worked PC by the Indian team.

In the fourth quarter, Argentina responded well by converting a PC and levelled the match against India as Casella stormed the ball past Sreejesh.
With the match going for a draw, Vivek Sagar Prasad came with an absolute poacher of a finish to regain the lead for the team. Minutes later Harmanpreet Singh came clutch for India from PC and sealed the match for India.

After this victory, India has now won three matches in their group

Tokyo Olympics Hockey: India scores back-to-back late goals to book their berth for quarterfinals! India beats Argentina 3-1

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@7:29 AM: GOAL!!! This time, it is Harmanpreet Singh who scores to double India’s lead. India 3-1 Argentina.

@7:28 AM: PENALTY CORNER FOR INDIA! 1:30 left in the match

@7:27 AM: GOAL!!! Vivek Sagar Prasad scores the go-ahead goal for India with just 2 minutes left. India 2-1 Argentina. This is his first Olympics goal, and what a way to get it!

@7:26 AM: Now it is a green card for India

@7:25 AM: GREAT CHANCE FOR INDIA! Very well defended by Argentina in their circle.

@7:24 AM: Green card for Argentina’s Thomas Habif

@7:22 AM: The momentum has suddenly changed. Argentina is attacking now and Indian defense has to stay on its toes

@7:21 AM: Rohidas rushed out really well and saved the shot from Casella. It is still 1-1 in 4th quarter.

@7:20 AM: PENALTY CORNER FOR ARGENTINA. 7:11 left in 4th quarter

@7:19 AM: GREAT CHANCE FOR ARGENTINA! The shot drifts just wide of the goal.

@7:18 AM: These are crucial minutes for India. They face Japan next who sit at the bottom of Pool A, do they go for the win or settle for a draw?

@7:17 AM: India keeps the referral, no penalty corner for India.

@7:16 AM: India takes a referral as Argentina asks for penalty corner.

@7:15 AM: India has 25 circle penetrations compared to 5 of Argentina

@7:14 AM: A draw will not be a good result for Argentina, they need a win here. India needs a win to qualify for the quarterfinals.

7:13 AM: GOAL!!! Argentina scores from its first penalty corner! Casella scores with 13 minutes left, India 1-1 Argentina.

@7:12 AM: Great defending by Amit Rohidas. But it is a PENALTY CORNER FOR ARGENTINA, 13 minutes left in quarter 4

@7:11 AM: A great run by Simranjeet, took the ball solo again but its stopped by the Argentinian defense

@7:10 AM: 4th Quarter underway: Argentina needs to score

@7:06 AM: India tries another variation by Rupinder Pal Singh, but the Argentinian goalkeeper was there to save it

@7:05 AM: Time over, but it is India’s 4th back-to-back penalty corner

@7:04 AM: ANOTHER PENALTY CORNER! 6th for India, 5 seconds left.

@7:03 AM: Defended well but it is another penalty corner, 5th for India!

@7:02 AM: PENALTY CORNER FOR INDIA! 20 seconds left in 3rd quarter

@7:01 AM: Argentina attacking now, they need the win.

@7:00 AM: GOAL!!! Varun Kumar was brought in for this penalty corner and India has finally broken the defense. It is 1-0 and India leads!

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@6:59 AM: PENALTY CORNER FOR INDIA! 2:20 left in quarter 3

@6:58 AM: Rupinder Pal Singh calls for a referral in the Argentinian penalty circle

@6:57 AM: GREAT CHANCE FOR ARGENTINA! They counter-attacked really well, and the green-carded Matias was 1v1 vs Sreejesh who saved it AGAIN! 3 minutes left in 3rd quarter, it is 0-0

@6:57 AM: The ball is deflected out by the defender and it is a long corner for India

@6:56 AM: Great defending by Argentina, and INDIA GETS ANOTHER PENALTY CORNER.

@6:55 AM: PENALTY CORNER FOR INDIA. 4:10 left

@6:54 AM: India has been attacking constantly.

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@6:53 AM: A green card for Argentina’s Matias.

@6:52 AM: Argentina took a referral but it was rejected, India takes possession.

@6:51 AM: Even at full press, India has not been able to win the ball in the Argentinian half. Argentina with the long corner, 5:45 minutes left in 3rd quarter.

@6:49 AM: GREAT CHANCE FOR ARGENTINA! Amazing defense to attack progression by Argentina. One moment they were sitting back and the very next they were in the Indian circle.

@6:48 AM: India again at the full press but it is leaving some holes at the back if Argentina can take a chance and push the ball upfront.

@6:47 AM: India has 20 circle penetrations compared to 2 of Argentina.

@6:45 AM: GREAT CHANCE FOR INDIA! Argentina has been very efficient defensively.

@6:43 AM: Argentina keeping possession in the midfield now, trying to open the Indian defense.

@6:42 AM: 3rd quarter underway: Will India open up Argentinian defense?

@6:32 AM: HALFTIME: India 0-0 Argentina

@6:31 AM: With just 1 minute left, India has not stopped pressing, they look frustrated now. 60% possession and no goals.

@6:30 AM: Back to back chances for India, and they are still unable to score. 2 minutes left

@6:29 AM: GREAT CANCE FOR ARGENTINA: First real chance for Argentina and they almost score, however, Indian wall Sreejesh is there again to save it.

@6:27 AM: GREAT CHANCE FOR INDIA: A great ball by Neekanta Sharma from his own half, tough chance for Simranjeet who was at full stretch but shoots it wide. 3:30 left in 2nd quarter.

@6:26 AM: 6 minutes left in 2nd quarter. 12 circle entries and still no goals. India needs to score at least 1 goal because Argentina is slowing the tempo of the goal whenever they can.

@6:25 AM: Harman with an amazing steal, he goes solo and shoots a backhand shot but is blocked by the defender.

@6:24 AM: India really needs to score now. With 59% possession and 0 penalty corners, India needs to convert now as Argentina is very clinical in converting chances.

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@6:22 AM: ANOTHER GREAT CHANCE FOR INDIA!!! Another circle entry with 4 Indian players inside, they are just not able to score

@6:20 AM: GREAT CHANCE FOR INDIA!!! Mandeep Singh took on the entire defense, had space and time, but was not able to do anything productive

@6:19 AM: Argentina with a 2-man press but it does not affect India as they get out of it without any difficulty. India still trying to open up the Argentinian defense but they are defending very deep.

@6:18 AM: 2nd quarter started: The story remains the same, Argentina sitting back and inviting pressure but defending really well/

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@6:15 AM: 1st quarter over, India 0-0 Argentina. India has been the dominant team but they do not have any goals to show for it.

@6:13 AM: India will be disappointed to finish this quarter without scoring. They have dominated the quarter throughout but have made the Argentinian goalkeeper work twice. Simranjeet Singh with 2 good chances.

@6:12 AM: India has 61% possession and has penetrated the inner circle 6 times. It remains goalless with 2:30 left in the first quarter.

@6:11 AM: Once again, Argentina is sitting back in their own half, India has been trying to switch the wing and has been successful at it, however, it has not helped.

@6:10 AM: India is now inviting pressure from the midfield.

@6:08 AM: GREAT CHANCE FOR INDIA! It is another save by the Argentina goalkeeper. India has 60% of the possession. They are still dominating the match but have no goals to show for it. 6 minutes left

@6:07 AM: Sumit receives a green card and will sit on the bench for 2 minutes.

@6:07 AM: Argentina finally reached India’s D with 8 minutes left.

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@6:05 AM: First 5 minutes over, Argentina sitting back and defending, not creating any real chances.

@6:04 AM: 7 Indian players are in the Argentina half, they are pressing really high

@6:03 AM: GREAT CHANCE FOR INDIA!!! Dilpreet Singh shot from a very tight angle, but it is saved by the Argentinian goalkeeper.

@6:02 AM: It has been all India in the starting few minutes, India at full press, Argentina unable to hold on to the ball

@6:02 AM: Team India switching wings against the laterally slow Argentina, it has been working well.

@6:00 AM: Team India wearing white while Rio Olympics champions Argentina wearing black.

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@5:56 AM: Both teams have sung their national anthems and are ready to take on the pitch. India start from left to right

@5:53 AM: The teams’ lineup in the tunnel as we get ready for the 4th match of Pool A

@5:48 AM:

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@5:30 AM: Keep following for live updates as the Indian hockey team chases quarterfinal qualification vs Argentina.

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India so far in the Tokyo Olympics –

  • First Match: India beat New Zealand 3-2
  • Second Match: India lost to Australia 1-7
  • Third Match: India beat Spain 3-1

India is currently on the 2nd spot in the points table and another victory vs Argentina will secure their place in the Quarterfinals even before the last league match vs Japan.

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  • Currently, Argentina is the 4th rank in Men’s Pool A of Tokyo Olympics, it is also ranked 4th in the FIH Rankings.
  • They come into this game after being thrashed by Australia 5-2 and will be looking to come back in order to qualify.
  • India will qualify if it beats both Argentina and Japan.
  • The top 4 teams in each pool qualify for the Quarter-finals. India has lost only 1/3 matches- against Australia

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Match Details: India vs Argentina

Time: 06:00 AM

Location: Oi Hockey Stadium North Pitch

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Date and Time: Thu 29 July 9:30 – 13:15

Venues: Oi Hockey Stadium – North Pitch – Men’s Pool A, India vs Argentina

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