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Hockey WC: France beat Argentina 5-3, Spain eliminated

ANI  |  Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India] 

A resurgent defeated with a dominating 5-3 margin in the ongoing Men's here at Stadium on Thursday.

won an early penalty corner in the first quarter, but missed out the chance as his dragflick faced a stick deflection from the French In the 12th minute of the match, won another penalty corner. As Peillat passed it to Maico Casella on the right side, the angle of the strike made it difficult for Casella to score and ultimately the ball was blocked by

In the second quarter, French dribbled his way through a crowded Argentinean area and opened the score-line for his side in the 18th minute of the match. To double the lead, in the 23rd minute, scored from the second penalty corner with a brilliant dragflick into the right bottom corner.

Aristide Coisne, in the 26th minute of the match, added another goal for the French side. As Timothee Clement of passed the ball at the near post, Coisne scored the goal with the coolest of finishes. In the 28th minute, Argentina pulled one back with the help of After receiving a pass from the right side, Martinez finished from a close range.

The French side stayed just two minutes with a three-goal lead as added the fourth beautifully constructed goal for his side before going into half-time.

Peillat, in the 43rd minute, doubled the score-line for Argentina on his third attempt after placing his dragflick into the bottom right corner before ending the third quarter.

In the 47th minute of the match, Argentina won another penalty corner. With no mistake, Peillat converted the chance into the third goal for his side. of France scored the fifth goal for his side and ended the match with a 5-3 victory over Argentina.

With the current standings of Pool A, Argentina, France and progressed to the quarterfinals, while Spain, with two points, got eliminated.

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First Published: Thu, December 06 2018. 23:15 IST