AUSTRALIA 1-0 ARGENTINA
After officially getting the ball rolling with a 6-1 win over India yesterday, Australia’s Hockeyroos are going to try and keep it that way when they come up against Argentina in their fourth pools match. Join The Roar for live scores from the game and a blog of the match, starting from 7am (AEST).
Australia’s campaign really didn’t get started the way we would have liked, and two games in we were at serious risk of fizzling out maybe even falling short of making the knockout stage – a result that would’ve been devastating given the strength of the side.
Losses to Great Britain and the USA, both on a 1-2 margin, left Australia reeling, and it wasn’t until our Hockeyroos came up against India yesterday that they clicked into gear and started to show some of their best form.
When they put it together, though, boy did they put it together. They were up 2-0 before ten minutes had passed and things only got better from there. India ultimately were lucky to score a late goal and prevent a shut-out, but the match still finished with Australia in a commanding 6-1 win.
The big win has seen Australia immediately jump up to third in our pool and another win here today would put our position in the knockout stage beyond doubt – so that’ll no doubt be the target.
The opponents: Argentina. They too share our position of only have won one of their first three matches, with their losses coming against the very same sides – to the USA 1-2, and to Great Britain 2-3.
Their sole win so far has come against Japan, where they showed very strong form to come away with a 4-0 victory.
Now that the Hockeyroos have got things together, they’ll be hard to stop.
Australia by two goals
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