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Hockey World Cup 2018 highlights: France stun Argentina 5-3;knock Spain out

New Zealand fought back from two goals down to hold Spain to a 2-2 draw in their penultimate Pool A match and qualify for the knock-out stages

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Hockey World Cup 2018 today match
Hockey World Cup 2018 today match: New Zealand vs Spain and France vs Argentina.

On Day 9 of FIH Men’s hockey world cup 2018 Minnows France stunned Olympic champions Argentina 5-3 to cause the biggest upset of the tournament in their must-win last Pool A match and book a place in the knock-out stage of the men's hockey World Cup.

To Check FIH Men’s points table CLICK HERE 

highlights, Day 9, Match 2: France vs Argentina

After New Zealand and Spain played out a 2-2 draw earlier in the day, world no. 20, the lowest ranked side in the competition, France needed an outright win to qualify for the cross-overs and they came out with intent to achieve the goal. France ended their pool engagements on the second spot behind toppers Argentina (6 points) on four points on account of a better goal difference than New Zealand (4 points).

France secured the second spot with a goal difference of +1 as against New Zealand's -2 (minus 2). Spain will have to pack their bags and leave early as they have been eliminated from the tournament. As per the format of the tournament, the top four teams from four pools will directly qualify for the quarterfinals while the second and third placed sides will play cross-over matches against teams of other pools for the remaining four last eight berths.

In the last Pool A match, France scored four field goals through Hugo Genestet (18th minute), Aristide Coisne (26th), Gaspard Baumgarten (30th) and Francois Goyet (54th), while the other goal came from a penalty corner conversion by skipper Victor Charlet (23rd). World no. 2 Argentina's goals came from the sticks of Lucas Martinez (28th) and two penalty corner strikes from Gonzalo Peillat (44th, 48th). Earlier, New Zealand fought back two goals down to hold Spain to a 2-2 draw in their penultimate Pool A match and qualify for the knock-out stages of the World Cup here.

World no. 8 Spain scored two field goals in the opening two quarters through Albert Beltran (9th minute) and Alvaro Iglesias (27th) to go into the halfway break with a comfortable 2-0 lead. But the Black Sticks made a stupendous comeback in the final 10 minutes of the game and scored through Hayden Phillips (50th) and Kane Russell (56th) to share the spoils and secure their place in the cross-over round of the tournament. It was the Black Sticks who had the first shy at the goal in the sixth minute but Hugo Inglis strike from close range was saved by Spain captain and goalkeeper Quico Cortes. But it was Spain who struck first when Beltran scored from a through ball from Pau Quemada.

Thereafter both the teams made a couple of good moves but they lacked the final touch inside the box. Spain earned their first penalty corner in the 25th minute but failed to utilise the opportunity. They extended their lead in the 27th minute when Iglesias scored from close range in the midst of a crowd of Black Sticks from a Ricardo Santana feed. After an uneventful third quarter, New Zealand pulled a goal back in the 50th minute through Phillips, who received a pass from Inglis on the left side and took his time to smash it into the roof of the net. Pumped up by the goal, New Zealand went all out in search of the equaliser and four minutes from the final hooter their efforts bore fruit when Russell found the back of the net from the Black Sticks only penalty corner of the match. 

highlights, Day 9, Match 1: Spain vs New Zealand
 
New Zealand fought back from two goals down to hold Spain to a 2-2 draw in their penultimate Pool A match and qualify for the knock-out stages of the men's hockey World Cup here on Thursday.

World no. 8 Spain scored two field goals in the opening two quarters through Albert Beltran (9th minute) and Alvaro Iglesias (27th) to go into the halfway break with a comfortable 2-0 lead.

But the Black Sticks made a stupendous comeback in the final 10 minutes of the game and scored through Hayden Phillips (50th) and Kane Russell (56th) to share the spoils and secure their place in the cross-over round of the tournament.

Olympic champions Argentina are atop Pool A with six points from two wins followed by New Zealand (4 points) and Spain (2 points).

Irrespective of the outcome of the last pool match, Argentina will top Pool A while New Zealand are expected to finish second.

As per the format of the tournament, the top four teams from four pools will directly qualify for the quarterfinals while the second and third placed sides will play cross-over matches against teams of other pools for the remaining four last eight berths.

In the encounter between Spain and New Zealand, it was the Black Sticks who had the first shy at the goal in the sixth minute but Hugo Inglis strike from close range was saved by Spain captain and goalkeeper Quico Cortes.

It was Spain who struck first when Beltran scored from a through ball from Pau Quemada.

Thereafter both the teams made a couple of good moves but they lacked the final touch inside the box.

Spain earned their first penalty corner in the 25th minute but failed to utilise the opportunity.

Spain extended their lead in the 27th minute when Iglesias scored from close range in the midst of a crowd of Black Sticks from a Ricardo Santana feed.

After an uneventful third quarter, New Zealand pulled a goal back in the 50th minute through Phillips, who received a pass from Inglis on the left side and took his time to smash it into the roof of the net.

Pumped by the goal, New Zealand went all out in search of the equaliser and four minutes away from the final hooter their efforts bore fruit when Russell found the back of the net from Black Sticks' only penalty corner of the match.

Hockey World Cup 2018 highlights: France stun Argentina 5-3;knock Spain out

.@FF_Hockey pulled up a fantastic show of might to beat @ArgFieldHockey in their last pool-stage encounter at the Odisha Hockey Men's World CUp Bhubaneswar 2018. Here are some best moments from the match. ALBUM: https://t.co/bmNzGdOri8#IndiaKaGame #HWC2018 #DilHockey #ARGvFRA pic.twitter.com/W97yPCSnZ0 — Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) December 6, 2018

Hockey World Cup 2018 highlights: France stun Argentina 5-3;knock Spain out

TIME OUT taken with 4 minutes 20 seconds left in the game

Hockey World Cup 2018 highlights: France stun Argentina 5-3;knock Spain out

"If you're 19 playing matches like this, you will only get better & better" @FF_Hockey Chief Coach Jeroen Delmee is proud of the youth on his team and believes their stint at the OHMWC Bhubaneswar 2018 will serve to make them better.#IndiaKaGame #HWC2018 #DilHockey #ARGvFRA pic.twitter.com/SWQ7tPEoCI — Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) December 6, 2018

Hockey World Cup 2018 highlights: France stun Argentina 5-3;knock Spain out

.@FF_Hockey Chief Coach Jeroen Delmee believes his side were sharper than their opponents and took advantage of a relatively weak performance from @ArgFieldHockey.#IndiaKaGame #HWC2018 #DilHockey #ARGvFRA pic.twitter.com/NhoQ3gmvMO — Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) December 6, 2018

Hockey World Cup 2018 highlights: France stun Argentina 5-3;knock Spain out

 | @ArgFieldHockey qualify for the quarters while @BlackSticks and @FF_Hockey will fight it out in the crossovers. Campaign comes to an end for @rfe_hockey :( #HWC2018 #Odisha2018 pic.twitter.com/8XzL00Nv5h — Hockey World Cup 2018 - Host Partner (@sports_odisha) December 6, 2018

Hockey World Cup 2018 highlights: France stun Argentina 5-3;knock Spain out

.@FF_Hockey Captain @CharletVictor believes his team performed on a higher level on all fronts and their commanding win against @ArgFieldHockey was the result of a year of hard preparation before the OHMWC Bhubaneswar 2018.#ARGvFRA #IndiaKaGame #HWC2018 #DilHockey pic.twitter.com/V4oXC9lyja — Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) December 6, 2018

Hockey World Cup 2018 highlights: France stun Argentina 5-3;knock Spain out

Indian cricket team's former spin wizard, @anilkumble1074, visits the Kalinga Stadium as the special guest to greet the players before the #ARGvFRA pushback at the OHMWC Bhubaneswar 2018 on 6th December. #IndiaKaGame #HWC2018 #DilHockey pic.twitter.com/jjVJrkL1fk — Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) December 6, 2018

Hockey World Cup 2018 highlights: France stun Argentina 5-3;knock Spain out

"It's not only about the event; it's also about the country, the organization and the kids who are influenced seeing their heroes play," says @anilkumble1074 when asked about the importance of playing the World Cup at home. #IndiaKaGame #HWC2018 #DilHockey #ARGvFRA pic.twitter.com/rvA6bgzz9C — Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) December 6, 2018

Hockey World Cup 2018 highlights: France stun Argentina 5-3;knock Spain out

Former Indian cricketer and spinner extraordinaire @anilkumble1074 is in awe at the spectacle of the OHMWC Bhubaneswar 2018 and hopes that the Indian Hockey Team can achieve a landmark moment by lifting the title at home.#IndiaKaGame #HWC2018 #DilHockey #ARGvFRA pic.twitter.com/dlePqKOpo4 — Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) December 6, 2018

Hockey World Cup 2018 highlights: France stun Argentina 5-3;knock Spain out

"Now the team will be moving forward and focus only on winning," says @AgustinMazzilli who played his 200th game for @ArgFieldHockey today but succumbed to an unfortunate defeat against @FF_Hockey.#DilHockey #HWC2018 #IndiaKaGame #ARGvFRA pic.twitter.com/FZL0eg8Ugx — Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) December 6, 2018

Hockey World Cup 2018 highlights: France stun Argentina 5-3;knock Spain out

 | Selfie of the champions! @FF_Hockey @CharletVictor #HWC2018 #Odisha2018 pic.twitter.com/boDJKVbeu1 — Hockey World Cup 2018 - Host Partner (@sports_odisha) December 6, 2018

First Published: Thu, December 06 2018. 15:54 IST

Hockey World Cup 2018 highlights: France stun Argentina 5-3;knock Spain out

New Zealand fought back from two goals down to hold Spain to a 2-2 draw in their penultimate Pool A match and qualify for the knock-out stages

On Day 9 of FIH Men’s hockey world cup 2018 Minnows France stunned Olympic champions Argentina 5-3 to cause the biggest upset of the tournament in their must-win last Pool A match and book a place in the knock-out stage of the men's hockey World Cup.

To Check FIH Men’s points table CLICK HERE 

highlights, Day 9, Match 2: France vs Argentina

After New Zealand and Spain played out a 2-2 draw earlier in the day, world no. 20, the lowest ranked side in the competition, France needed an outright win to qualify for the cross-overs and they came out with intent to achieve the goal. France ended their pool engagements on the second spot behind toppers Argentina (6 points) on four points on account of a better goal difference than New Zealand (4 points).

France secured the second spot with a goal difference of +1 as against New Zealand's -2 (minus 2). Spain will have to pack their bags and leave early as they have been eliminated from the tournament. As per the format of the tournament, the top four teams from four pools will directly qualify for the quarterfinals while the second and third placed sides will play cross-over matches against teams of other pools for the remaining four last eight berths.

In the last Pool A match, France scored four field goals through Hugo Genestet (18th minute), Aristide Coisne (26th), Gaspard Baumgarten (30th) and Francois Goyet (54th), while the other goal came from a penalty corner conversion by skipper Victor Charlet (23rd). World no. 2 Argentina's goals came from the sticks of Lucas Martinez (28th) and two penalty corner strikes from Gonzalo Peillat (44th, 48th). Earlier, New Zealand fought back two goals down to hold Spain to a 2-2 draw in their penultimate Pool A match and qualify for the knock-out stages of the World Cup here.

World no. 8 Spain scored two field goals in the opening two quarters through Albert Beltran (9th minute) and Alvaro Iglesias (27th) to go into the halfway break with a comfortable 2-0 lead. But the Black Sticks made a stupendous comeback in the final 10 minutes of the game and scored through Hayden Phillips (50th) and Kane Russell (56th) to share the spoils and secure their place in the cross-over round of the tournament. It was the Black Sticks who had the first shy at the goal in the sixth minute but Hugo Inglis strike from close range was saved by Spain captain and goalkeeper Quico Cortes. But it was Spain who struck first when Beltran scored from a through ball from Pau Quemada.

Thereafter both the teams made a couple of good moves but they lacked the final touch inside the box. Spain earned their first penalty corner in the 25th minute but failed to utilise the opportunity. They extended their lead in the 27th minute when Iglesias scored from close range in the midst of a crowd of Black Sticks from a Ricardo Santana feed. After an uneventful third quarter, New Zealand pulled a goal back in the 50th minute through Phillips, who received a pass from Inglis on the left side and took his time to smash it into the roof of the net. Pumped up by the goal, New Zealand went all out in search of the equaliser and four minutes from the final hooter their efforts bore fruit when Russell found the back of the net from the Black Sticks only penalty corner of the match. 

highlights, Day 9, Match 1: Spain vs New Zealand
 
New Zealand fought back from two goals down to hold Spain to a 2-2 draw in their penultimate Pool A match and qualify for the knock-out stages of the men's hockey World Cup here on Thursday.

World no. 8 Spain scored two field goals in the opening two quarters through Albert Beltran (9th minute) and Alvaro Iglesias (27th) to go into the halfway break with a comfortable 2-0 lead.

But the Black Sticks made a stupendous comeback in the final 10 minutes of the game and scored through Hayden Phillips (50th) and Kane Russell (56th) to share the spoils and secure their place in the cross-over round of the tournament.

Olympic champions Argentina are atop Pool A with six points from two wins followed by New Zealand (4 points) and Spain (2 points).

Irrespective of the outcome of the last pool match, Argentina will top Pool A while New Zealand are expected to finish second.

As per the format of the tournament, the top four teams from four pools will directly qualify for the quarterfinals while the second and third placed sides will play cross-over matches against teams of other pools for the remaining four last eight berths.

In the encounter between Spain and New Zealand, it was the Black Sticks who had the first shy at the goal in the sixth minute but Hugo Inglis strike from close range was saved by Spain captain and goalkeeper Quico Cortes.

It was Spain who struck first when Beltran scored from a through ball from Pau Quemada.

Thereafter both the teams made a couple of good moves but they lacked the final touch inside the box.

Spain earned their first penalty corner in the 25th minute but failed to utilise the opportunity.

Spain extended their lead in the 27th minute when Iglesias scored from close range in the midst of a crowd of Black Sticks from a Ricardo Santana feed.

After an uneventful third quarter, New Zealand pulled a goal back in the 50th minute through Phillips, who received a pass from Inglis on the left side and took his time to smash it into the roof of the net.

Pumped by the goal, New Zealand went all out in search of the equaliser and four minutes away from the final hooter their efforts bore fruit when Russell found the back of the net from Black Sticks' only penalty corner of the match.

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