India vs Argentina Highlights, Champions Trophy: In Sardar Singh’s 300th game for India, they beat Argentina 2-1 for a second successive win in the Champions Trophy. Goals from Harmanpreet Singh and Mandeep Singh in the second quarter helped India find the cutting edge over the Olympic champions. However, they did make things mighty difficult for the sixth-ranked India when Gonzalo Peillat scored with a penalty stroke. India maintain their place at top of the table.
India vs Argentina Hockey Highlights in Champions Trophy
Great testimonial for 'Sardara'
I 1st saw a skinny 15 yr boy & was amazed by his skills for Namdhari in a practice match vs India. The boys told me he was the bro of Didar, my teammate in India & Indian Oil Corp. We took him in IOC asap. Today that boy just played 300 matches for India. Congrats Sardara Singh https://t.co/tX7zcjjhXr— Viren Rasquinha (@virenrasquinha) June 24, 2018
300th game for Sardar Singh
Sardar Singh: "It is a great moment for me. Would like to thank my teammates, Hockey India and everyone else. Argentina are a tough team but we had a good preparation. But there's room to improve. We have two days to recover and get back to the pitch."
The Indian team go down on one knee and applaud Sardar Singh's massive achievement.
FULL TIME! INDIA BEAT ARGENTINA 2-1
India with an extremely hard fought 2-1 win over Argentina. Great job by the South Americans to put India under pressure despite going down 2-0 at one stage. India, two played, two wins. Stay top of the points table.
SV Sunil misses an open net! What a chance for India to give themselves breathing room in the last minute but SV Sunil, after being released and running on to a ball forward, rounds the keeper a bit but the keeper does well to maintain the pressure and forces Sunil into missing the board
Yellow card for Birendra Lakra and India are going to play the final minutes with 10 men. Will give Argentina some much needed space. And a green card for Argentina's Gilardi. 10-men apiece now. Only momentarily though
Fourth quarter: India 2-1 Argentina
Locked in the middle between the two teams with seven minutes to play. Would suit India just fine. But Argentina have the capability of stringing together good passes and create a chance out of nowhere.
Fourth quarter underway. 15 minutes for India to preserve this lead. Or extend it. 15 minutes for Argentina to draw parity.
DOUBLE SAVE VIVALDI
What a save by Vivaldi. Not once but twice. First he denies a shot from the edge of the area by Dilpreet and then a much close effort by Lalit. The rebound almost falls to an India player but it goes out for a long corner. Meanwhile, green card shown to Surender
PENALTY CORNER ARGENTINA
With under three minutes to go, Argentina have a penalty corner but it is a slammed wide in the end. Hit well and it is wide of the goal
Been a slow and low-key third quarter. Few chances for either teams even as India have made more of the circle entries. Nothing worthy of mention. Yet. Will that change?
HALF TIME: India 2-1 Argentina
India lead Argentina 2-1 at the half time break. Harmanpreet Singh hobbling off the field. He's not looked fine since receiving those blows in the first quarter defending the PC's. Action packed end to the first half
PENALTY CORNER INDIA
With under 30 seconds to go, India win their second PC after the ball hits an Argentina foot. But the shot is deflected and goes over for a long corner.
PENALTY CORNER ARGENTINA
Fourth PC of the game for Argentina. After a long referral, it goes Argentina's way. And it is converted. Nothing Sreejesh could do to stop that, Matias Paredes with a screamer into the top corner and past Sreejesh's left side.
GOAL!! INDIA 2-0 ARGENTINA
INDIA DOUBLE THEIR LEAD! Overhead pass to Dilpreet who controls the ball perfectly and with his back to the goal, plays it into Mandeep Singh's path who gets ahead of his marker to deflect the ball home.Mandeep's second goal of the tournament.
Free hit Argentina
Some meaty challenges happening here. Lopez runs into an India player - nose on a shoulder and the physio comes out once again. Been a fiesty contest thus far
Ball played into the India box and Surendra Kumar is there to defend and the high ball is straight at the player. Bangs his wrist. That's got to hurt! Receives attention from the physio but walks it off.
PENALTY CORNER INDIA! GOAL!
Casella tries to snatch the ball away from Harmanpreet from behind but it is a stick check. PENALTY CORNER INDIA! First for India today. Harmanpreet Singh thunders it down and low and India take a 1-0 lead! Goes underneath the keeper's legs and India go ahead.
No PC for India
India have asked for a penalty corner early in the second quarter. They allege an intentional foot by an Argentina player. Referees are having a look. Free hit for India and the referral is lost
END OF FIRST QUARTER
At the end of the first quarter, India and Aregentina are 0-0 with chances at either end. Been rather open this game. India with one shot and Argentina with 4. But India have made more circle entries than their counterparts (4-3)
With Harmanpreet off the field, hobbling off to two blows saving the penalty corners from Argentina, Sreejesh is put to the task with an effort that may have gone over but the skipper opting to choose safety
Silva with a brilliant run inside India's area and then he shoots. Argentina have a great 1-2. But the shot is saved by Sreejesh. He is so calm under the bar!
The Indian team at the start...
Here are the 11 players of the Indian Men’s Hockey Team who will start the proceedings in their game against Argentina at the Rabobank Men’s Hockey Champions Trophy Breda 2018 in the Netherlands on 24th June 2018. #IndiaKaGame #HCT2018 #INDvARG pic.twitter.com/KqBp8oOak0— Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) June 24, 2018
PR Sreejesh is standing like a wall under the bar. Saves the PC from Argentina. Brilliant defence from India. Manpreet Singh is going off the field for now. Looks like he was hurt in the last PC
Penalty corner Argentina
Argentina have a penalty corner with five minutes remaining in the first quarter. It is saved but Argentina have another PC. This try is hit Manpreet on the legs so we have another PC
India 0-0 Argentina
Slow start to proceedings in Breda! Both India and Argentina have had some chances but neither team has been able to convert them. Which team will break the deadlock?
After the two national anthems - India first and then Argentina - things get underway in the fourth match in Netherlands.
300th cap for Sardar Singh
Five recent results between India and Argentina:
India 2-3 Argentina (Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2018)
India 0-1 Argentina (World league final 2017)
India 2-1 Argentina (2016 Olympics)
India 3-3 Argentina (Six nations invitational in 2016)
India 0-3 Argentina (World League final 2015)
India vs Argentina Live
Hello and Good Afternoon! We're 45 minutes away from India's second match in the Champions Trophy and it is likely to be a stiff affair. World No 6 India vs World No 2 Argentina at Breda, Netherlands