Rio Olympics 2016 India vs Argentina hockey Match live Score
India men’s hockey team have played two matches so far in Rio 2016 Olympics, defeating Ireland and losing to Germany, but they need to get back to their winning ways as the team prepares for a crucial clash against Argentina on Tuesday.India currently lie on fourth place in Group B of the men’s competition, while Argentina are placed in third place with one draw and a win. The winner of the match has a good chance of increasing their prospects of reaching the quarterfinals of the competition; hence both teams are expected to have a huge go at one another to emerge victorious.
Eight-time Olympic champions India suffered their first defeat in the 2016 Rio Olympics on 8 August going down 2-1 to Germany. The Men in Blue conceded a goal in the dying seconds to let Germany win in what was a closely fought match.Rupinder Pal Singh was the only bright spot for India, scoring in the 23rd minute. He has now scored three goals in the two games played so far. Roelant Olktman’s men have looked nervous in both the games, especially in defence, with keeper P R Sreejesh needing to rescue the side on a number of occasions.
India will come into this game knowing they have to ensure that they do not concede late goals, something which has happened in both their games so far.Rio Olympics 2016.Argentina will be full of confidence coming into this game, considering they registered their first win of the tournament thrashing Canada 3-1 on Monday. Gonzalo Peillat scored twice while Matias Paredas added one to ensure that Argentina are still unbeaten at the Rio Olympics.The South Americans had drawn 3-3 with favourites Netherlands in their opening game, which has clearly given them a boost. In Matias Paredas who has scored in both their fixtures, they have a star that is not afraid of going forward and taking on the defence.A win for them against India will help them going forward as they battle for a spot in the top three.
Goalkeepers: PR Sreejesh (c)
Defenders: Harmanpreet Singh, Rupinder Pal Singh, Kothajit Singh, Surendar Kumar, VR Raghunath,
Midfielders: Manpreet Singh, Sardar Singh, SK Uthappa, Danish Mujtaba, Devender Walmiki, Chinglenana Singh.
Forwards: SV Sunil, Akashdeep Singh, Ramandeep Singh, Nikkin Thimmaiah
Goalkeepers: Agustin Abratte, Juan Manuel Vivaldi
Defenders: Juan Ignacio Gilardi, Pedro Ibarra, Juan Martin Lopez, Gonzalo Peillat, Matias Ray, Lucas Vila.
Midfielders: Lucas Rossi, Emiliano Agustin Rey, Lucas Rey, Diego Ignacio Paz, Agustin Mazzilli, Isidoro Carlos Ibarra, Manuel Brunet.
Forwards: Facundo Callioni, Lucas Martinez, Joaquin Menini, Matias Paredes, Lucas Vila.