Germany showed resilience in the second half and Julius Hayner struck a brilliant hit from the left flank to reduce the lead to 1-2. Argentina tried their best to put a game on with increasing intensity, but failed to score. The third quarter ended 2-1 in Argentina's favour.
Argentina scripted a narrow win over France in the first semifinal to make it to the final of the FIH Odisha Hockey Men's Junior World Cup at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar on Friday.
The previous best was hosts India's 13-0 win against Singapore back in 1982.
Players at Panposh hockey stadium in Rourkela pin high hopes in the Indian Women's hockey team which is going to take on powerful Argentina today in the semifinal of Tokyo Olympics
The last time Argentina had won a major international trophy -- the Copa America itself -- was way back in 1993 when Messi was just six and Di Maria was only five.
It will be the first time that South American football's biggest rivals have met in the final of the continental tournament since 2007, when Brazil won 3-0 in the Venezuelan city of Maracaibo.
New Delhi: The Indian women’s team has been placed in Pool A along with defending champion Great Britain and world number one Netherlands for next year’s Tokyo Olympic Games. Germany, Ireland and South Africa are the other teams in the pool. Ranked ninth in the world, the Indian women’s team had qualified for the Olympics […]
Rio de Janeiro: Argentina defeated Venezuela 2-0 to advance to the semi-finals of the 2019 Copa America, where they will face host nation Brazil. On Friday, Venezuela turned out with a solid performance, but were not up to the task of stopping Argentina, who continue to win despite captain Lionel Messi’s lack of form, reports […]
Bhubaneshwar: England edged past Argentina 3-2 in a pulsating quarterfinal match of the hockey World Cup here on Wednesday. Veteran dragflick expert Gonzalo Peilat (17th, 48th minutes) converted a couple of penalty corners for Argentina. England fought back to level terms through a field goal by Barry Middleton (27th) before Will Calnan (44th) gave them […]
Bhubaneswar: In what turned out to be the biggest upset of the ongoing men’s hockey World Cup, minnows France on Thursday outclassed Olympic champions Argentina 5-3 in their final must-win pool A fixture to keep their quarter-final dreams alive. The result meant Spain were knocked out of the World Cup after finishing last in the […]
Bhubaneswar: Olympic champions Argentina lived up to their billing and beat New Zealand 3-0 to inch closer towards a direct quarterfinal spot at the men’s hockey World Cup here on Monday. Argentina were the better side on display as they created more chances and scored thrice through Agustin Mazzilli (23rd), Lucas Villa (41st) and Lucas […]
Bhubaneswar:Team Argentina arrived in capital city to grand reception at the Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) to participate in the Hockey World Cup scheduled to begin on November 28. According to sources, to ensure safety of the foreign players and guests, extensive security arrangements have been made by the police across the city. On the […]
Paris: The decade-long dominance of Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Argentina’s Lionel Messi is set to face tough challenges from other contenders like French sensational teenager Kylian Mbappe and Croatia’s key figure Luka Modric as 10 nominees for the Best FIFA Men’s Player were unveiled on Tuesday. Ronaldo and Messi combined to win all the Best […]
St. Petersburg (Russia): A late goal from Marcos Rojo gave Argentina a 2-1 triumph over Nigeria in their final Group D match here on Tuesday as the two-time champions entered the FIFA World Cup pre-quarterfinals. Rojo scored the winner for Argentina in the 86th minute after Victor Moses’ penalty conversion in the 51st minute had […]
Breda (Holland): India defeated Argentina 2-1 to register their second consecutive victory at the Champions Trophy hockey tournament here on Sunday. Harmanpreet Singh gave India the lead off a penalty corner in the 17th minute before Mandeep Singh (28th minute) doubled the advantage with a field goal. Matias Paredes powered home a penalty in the […]
Kottayam (Kerala): Two days after he went missing after Croatia whipped Argentina, the body of a 30-year-old Lionel Messi fan was found floating in Meenachil river near Kottayam town in Kerala. According to police, a group of people who had come to take a bath in the river on Sunday found the body of Dinu […]
Breda (Holland): India thrashed arch-rivals Pakistan 4-0 in the inaugural match of the Champions Trophy hockey tournament here on Saturday. Ramandeep Singh, Dilpreet Singh, Mandeep Singh and Lalit Upadhyay scored for the men in blue who complete dominated their opponents throughout. India will now take on Argentina in their second match on Sunday. Image source: […]
Nizhny Novgorod (Russia): A far superior Croatia stunned heavyweights Argentina 3-0 to qualify for the knockout stages and leave their opponents’ fate hanging by a thread in a crunch Group D encounter here. Second half goals during the match on Thursday from Ante Rebic (53rd), Luka Modric (80th) and Ivan Rakitic (90+1) ensured Croatia stretched […]
Buenos Aires: Argentina skipper Lionel Messi said not for a minute did he ever think of playing for the Spanish national football team, despite having been tempted at times, and added that to be champion of the 2018 Russia World Cup playing for his native country would be a unique experience. “The other day I […]
St Petersburg (Russia): Star forward Lionel Messi deserves to win the 2018 FIFA World Cup, former Argentina striker Hernan Crespo said. “We all want Messi to win the World Cup. He deserves it. But, to be realistic, Argentina team level is lower than Germany or Spain. Those two teams will be favourites of the tournament […]
Bhubaneswar: Drag-flicker Blake Govers struck two minutes from time as defending champions Australia edged past Argentina 2-1 to win the title in the Hockey World League (HWL) Final at the Kalinga Stadium here on Sunday. Govers struck to the left of Argentine goalkeeper Juan Vivaldi in the 58th minute after Australia saw Jeremy Hayward’s penalty […]
New Delhi: Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli has pipped Argentina and Barcelona star footballer Lionel Messi in the Forbes list of most valuable brands among sportspersons. Led by Swiss tennis great Roger Federer, the top five in the list comprise American basketball star LeBron James, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, star Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo and American […]
Bueno Aires: The governments of Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay launched a joint bid to host the 2030 Football World Cup in Buenos Aires on Wednesday. Presidents Mauricio Macri of Argentina, Tabare Vazquez of Uruguay and Horacio Cartes of Paraguay met at the presidential palace in Buenos Aires, along with FIFA president Gianni Infantino and the […]
Barcelona: Lionel Messi’s four goals led FC Barcelona to a 6-1 victory here over Eibar to leave the Catalan club in sole possession of first place in La Liga, with 15 points from five matches. Barca, with plenty of substitutes in the line-up, were not quite themselves in the opening minutes during the match on […]
Buenos Aires: Argentina chief coach Jorge Sampaoli has called up Atalanta forward Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez for pivotal 2018 football World Cup qualifiers against Peru and Ecuador. But there was still no place in the squad for Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain as Sampaoli kept faith in Inter Milan forward Mauro Icardo. Gomez, who was named in […]