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Hockey World Cup 2018 highlights, Day 6: Argentina beat New Zealand 3-0

Skipper, goalkeeper Quico Cortes led from the front with a superb penalty stroke save to help 3-time medallist Spain eke out a hard-fought 1-1 draw against lowly France in their second Pool A match

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Hockey World Cup 2018 today match: France vs Spain and New Zealand vs Argentina
Hockey World Cup 2018 today match: France vs Spain and New Zealand vs Argentina. Photo: Hockey Federation of India

On Day 6 of FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018, Rio Olympics Gold medallists Argentina beat New Zealand 3-0 in a hard fought match. New Zealand had some chances to score but Argentina defend brilliantly. Argentina failed to convert 3 Penalty Corner out of four. New Zealand started aggressively but Argentina slowed the game and kept the ball possession to take control of the game. Argentina's Lucas Vila declared player of the match.

TO Check FIH Men’s points table CLICK HERE

highlights, Day 6, Match 1: France vs Spain
 

Skipper and goalkeeper Quico Cortes led from the front with a superb penalty stroke save to help three-time medallist Spain eke out a hard-fought 1-1 draw against lowly France 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 lowest ranked team of the competition France, who are ranked 20th, but it turned out to be a keenly-contested encounter as the Frenchmen gave their opponents a run for their money.

It was France who stunned the Spaniards in the sixth minute when Timothee Clement scored from a field effort. But Spain came back strongly after the change of ends 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 flying to his right to keep Hugo Genestet's try at bay.

France could not have asked for a better chance to cause the first upset and pocket full three points from the game but was denied by Cortes' brilliance in front of the goal. The Spaniards had better goal scoring chances but was denied by a stout France defence led by goalkeeper Arthur Thieffry. Spain got as many as seven penalty corners in the game but failed to breach Thieffry and his defence even once. Spain had lost 3-4 to Olympic champions Argentina in their tournament opener, while France suffered a 1-2 defeat against New Zealand.

Spain play New Zealand in their final pool match on December 6, while France will be up against Argentina.

Hockey World Cup 2018 highlights, Day 6: Argentina beat New Zealand 3-0

 | #FanMomentOfTheMatch#HWC2018 #Odisha2018 pic.twitter.com/AYPTgeNfyW — Hockey World Cup 2018 - Host Partner (@sports_odisha) December 3, 2018

Hockey World Cup 2018 highlights, Day 6: Argentina beat New Zealand 3-0

Winning #Selfie @ArgFieldHockey beat @BlackSticks by 3 goals to move 3 points clear in pool A!  Odisha #HWC2018 Bhubaneswar FIH/ @GettySport pic.twitter.com/Q3m1kJJTms — International Hockey Federation (@FIH_Hockey) December 3, 2018

Hockey World Cup 2018 highlights, Day 6: Argentina beat New Zealand 3-0

FT. @ArgFieldHockey seal their spot in the Quarter Finals of the Odisha Hockey Men's World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018 thanks to a composed performance against @BlackSticks that earned their team a second straight win on 3rd December.#NZLvARG #IndiaKaGame #HWC2018 #DilHockey pic.twitter.com/REpXP1QW3W — Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) December 3, 2018

Hockey World Cup 2018 highlights, Day 6: Argentina beat New Zealand 3-0

They are still dreaming of their pass in the World Cup of grass Hockey thanks to the goal of Álvaro Iglesias and a Paradon in the final stretch of the clash against France (1-1) @AbsolutaMasc will play before New Zealand their options to qualify Los #redsticks siguen soñando con su pase en el Mundial de Hockey Hierba gracias al gol de Álvaro Iglesias y a un paradón en el tramo final del choque ante Francia (1-1) @AbsolutaMasc se jugarán ante Nueva Zelanda sus opciones de clasificarse y lo veremos en @Eurosport_ES pic.twitter.com/eG688gQ6Ky — Eurosport.es (@Eurosport_ES) December 3, 2018

Hockey World Cup 2018 highlights, Day 6: Argentina beat New Zealand 3-0

MAN OF THE MATCH ARG vs NZL Lucas Vila @colo12 is the Man of the match#HWC2018 #HockeyWorldCup #HockeyWorldCup2018 #Odisha2018 #DilHockey #IndiaKaGame #NZLvARG #nzlvsarg @sports_odisha @ArgFieldHockey @BlackSticks pic.twitter.com/YOQYMNtKxt — Indian Hockey Updates (@hockey_indian) December 3, 2018

Hockey World Cup 2018 highlights, Day 6: Argentina beat New Zealand 3-0

The @BlackSticks have fallen to Argentina 3-0 in a tough battle. The game was closer than the score suggested. The @BlackSticks will now regroup and focus for their final pool match against Spain on Friday morning. #toughgame #HWC2018 #bounceback #KeepFighting pic.twitter.com/Lyy2HQSZ9G — Vantage Black Sticks (@BlackSticks) December 3, 2018

Hockey World Cup 2018 highlights, Day 6: Argentina beat New Zealand 3-0

 | RESULTS | In case you missed it, here are the results for the two Pool-A matches!#HWC2018 #Odisha2018 pic.twitter.com/d8Bq8nVFzB — Hockey World Cup 2018 - Host Partner (@sports_odisha) December 3, 2018

Hockey World Cup 2018 highlights, Day 6: Argentina beat New Zealand 3-0

 | LIVE | @ArgFieldHockey take this game home and secure their berth in the quarterfinals as well!  @BlackSticks showed a lot of heart and they are in the race for crossovers! SCORE: 0-3#HWC2018 #Odisha2018 #NZLvARG  pic.twitter.com/xGV4SATXAs — Hockey World Cup 2018 - Host Partner (@sports_odisha) December 3, 2018

Hockey World Cup 2018 highlights, Day 6: Argentina beat New Zealand 3-0

AT FULL TIME: Rio Olympics Gold medallists Argentina beat New Zealand 3-0 in a hard fought match. New Zealand had some chances to score but Argentina defend brilliantly. Argentina failed to convert 3 Penalty Corner out of four. New Zealand started agressively but Argentina slowed the game and kept the ball possession to take control of the game. Argentina's Lucas Vila declared player of the match.

Hockey World Cup 2018 highlights, Day 6: Argentina beat New Zealand 3-0

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Hockey World Cup 2018 highlights, Day 6: Argentina beat New Zealand 3-0

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First Published: Mon, December 03 2018. 15:55 IST

Hockey World Cup 2018 highlights, Day 6: Argentina beat New Zealand 3-0

Skipper, goalkeeper Quico Cortes led from the front with a superb penalty stroke save to help 3-time medallist Spain eke out a hard-fought 1-1 draw against lowly France in their second Pool A match

On Day 6 of FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018, Rio Olympics Gold medallists Argentina beat New Zealand 3-0 in a hard fought match. New Zealand had some chances to score but Argentina defend brilliantly. Argentina failed to convert 3 Penalty Corner out of four. New Zealand started aggressively but Argentina slowed the game and kept the ball possession to take control of the game. Argentina's Lucas Vila declared player of the match.

TO Check FIH Men’s points table CLICK HERE

highlights, Day 6, Match 1: France vs Spain
 

Skipper and goalkeeper Quico Cortes led from the front with a superb penalty stroke save to help three-time medallist Spain eke out a hard-fought 1-1 draw against lowly France 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 lowest ranked team of the competition France, who are ranked 20th, but it turned out to be a keenly-contested encounter as the Frenchmen gave their opponents a run for their money.

It was France who stunned the Spaniards in the sixth minute when Timothee Clement scored from a field effort. But Spain came back strongly after the change of ends 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 flying to his right to keep Hugo Genestet's try at bay.

France could not have asked for a better chance to cause the first upset and pocket full three points from the game but was denied by Cortes' brilliance in front of the goal. The Spaniards had better goal scoring chances but was denied by a stout France defence led by goalkeeper Arthur Thieffry. Spain got as many as seven penalty corners in the game but failed to breach Thieffry and his defence even once. Spain had lost 3-4 to Olympic champions Argentina in their tournament opener, while France suffered a 1-2 defeat against New Zealand.

Spain play New Zealand in their final pool match on December 6, while France will be up against Argentina.

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