Argentina knock out Pakistan from Junior Hockey World Cup

BHUBANESWAR: Argentina defeated Pakistan by 4-3 to make it to the quarter-finals of the ongoing Junior Hockey World Cup here at Kalinga Hockey Stadium on Sunday.

Argentina launched an attack on Pakistan from the very start as Capurro Bautista struck the first goal in the tenth minute of the game.However, in the 17th minute, Rana Abdul Waheed scored for Pakistan to make the scores level (1-1). In reply, Nardolillo Ignacio scored a goal in the 20th minute to take a 2-1 lead for Argentina. However, in the 28th minute, Rizwan Ali scored for Pakistan to level the scores again (2-2).

In the 30th minute, Ruiz Francisco scored for Argentina to take the lead (3-2) and in the 47th minute, Ibarra Ignacio scored the overall fourth goal for Argentina and extended their lead even more to 4-2.

Aqeel Ahmed scored the third goal from Pakistan in the 53rd minute but could not go further to avoid the lead. And, in the end, Argentina finished with the scoreboard read 4-3.

Rana Waheed, Rizwan Ali and Aqeel scored one goal each for Pakistan. Green shirts scored 2 goals on penalty corner and one on penalty stroke.

Pakistan will face the United States for event ranking, in the next match. The match will be played on November 30 at 1:00 PM (Pakistan time).

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