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Hockey Pro League Highlights: India end European tour with win, defeat Argentina 2-1

Hockey Pro League Highlights: India end European tour with win, defeat Argentina 2-1

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India will look to end their European leg of the Hockey Pro League on a winning note. The Harmanpreet Singh led side will face Argentina in their last match of the tour on Sunday, 11th June 2023. The match is scheduled to begin at 9.10 PM IST.

Hockey Pro League Highlights: India BEAT Argentina – India ended their European leg of the Hockey Pro League on a winning note. The Harmanpreet Singh led side defeated Argentina 2-1 in their last match of the tour on Sunday, 11th June 2023.

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The Argentinian defence were slow to get going and a slew of errors meant India had no trouble in scoring within the first two minutes of the match – an easy put-in for Akashdeep Singh from right in front of goal. 

The Indians doubled their lead with less than a minute left in the opening quarter. Akashdeep and Vivek Sagar Prasad combined well to pass the ball through to a sliding Sukhjeet Singh in front of goal to once again easily breach the Argentinian defence.

Argentina enjoyed a stronger second half, but it was only with two and a half minutes left in the match that they finally found the breakthrough.

Nicolas Della Torre slipped the ball to Lucas Toscani off a penalty corner to fire in for Los Leones’ first goal. While they pressured for the equaliser in the dying moments, it was too late to prevent the 2-1 victory for India in their final match of the FIH Hockey Pro League season. That leaves the Indians top of the standings for now with 30 points from their 16 matches.

Vivek Sagar Prasad was named player of the match and said: “It was a really good match for us. This is our last match in the Pro League and we finished strongly with a win so that’s really good for us… We need to now focus on what was good in this competition and, more importantly, on what we need to improve like PC conversion and more counterattacks.”

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