Countdown to Tokyo 2020: The Pumas 7's have a difficult group with New Zealand and Australia

The Tokyo Olympics are close and more and more is known about the great Olympic event. First Santiago Gómez Cora gave the team that will seek a medal and later the group and the match fixture were announced and the Pumas 7’s will have a difficult mission if they want to access the quarterfinals, since They must be measured in their group with New Zealand and Australia, two teams that, due to their history, will seek to be protagonists. The third game will be against South Korea.

July 25 will be the first day at the Tokyo Olympic Stadium and the Argentine team It will debut with Australia at 10:30 p.m. (Argentine time). The Oceanic will feature two repeat faces from the roster that took eighth place at Rio 2016: Captain Nick Malouf and Henry Hutchison. On the other hand, there will also be the former Wallaby Samu Kerevi who will make his debut in the Seven with the Aussie team.

The next stop it’s even more difficult since Argentina must meet New Zealand, at 5.30 on July 26. The kiwis are candidates to obtain a medal and will be the other obstacle that the Albicelestes will have to overcome to continue on their way to the desired podium. The All Black 7’s arrive as world champions and winners of the last world circuit of the specialty.

For the end, at 10pm on the same day, it will be the final match of the group stage against South Korea, that will have a lot at stake according to the results. What marks the badge in each of the two previous games will be the degree of responsibility they will have towards the Asians.

It should be remembered that the first two of each of the three groups will reach the quarterfinals and the two best third parties will do the same, so the Pumas 7’s have possibilities of being able to access the defining instance. In the knockout stage, a loss will spell the end of the Olympic medal dream.

The antecedent in Brazil it marks that the Pumas´7 played, both with Australians and New Zealanders, with mixed luck. In Rio 2016, Gómez Cora’s team measured itself with his aussie pair and defeated him 26-21 in matches for fifth place, but then fell to the Kiwis by a tight 17-14 which left him in sixth place in the tournament.

The gold medalist In janeiro river, Fiji will be part of Group B, along with Great Britain (finalist in 2016), Canada and Japan. While in the Group C will be South Africa (bronze in Rio), United States, Kenya and Ireland.

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