The Argentine men’s hockey team, Los Leones, lost 3-0 to India at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and is forced to win on the next date against New Zealand to qualify for the quarterfinals.
The Albicelestes were widely dominated by their rival in the first three quarters of the game, despite which they reached the final set losing just 1-0 by Harmanpreet Singh’s goal.
Paradoxically, it was in the final quarter that Argentina played the best, and it was precisely there that the defeat was sealed.
He started that part with a joy for the equalizer that Maico Casella scored. Although without deserving it, it seemed that Los Leones took the tie.
However, with two goals in the absence of three minutes (Vivek Sagar Prasad and Varun Kumar) to close, the Asian team made the definitive difference.
Argentina will face New Zealand this Friday at 07:00 with the obligation to win if they want to be in the quarterfinals.