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Argentina Beat Canada 4-2, To Play India For Seventh Place

Lowest ranked Argentina overcame a late fightback from Canada to score a 4-2 victory and set up a clash with India for seventh-place play-off in the hockey World Cup in New Delhi on Tuesday . 

PTI [ Updated: March 09, 2010 23:37 IST ]
argentina beat canada 4 2 to play india for seventh place
argentina beat canada 4 2 to play india for seventh place

Lowest ranked Argentina overcame a late fightback from Canada to score a 4-2 victory and set up a clash with India for seventh-place play-off in the hockey World Cup in New Delhi on Tuesday . 

Lucas Martin Villa (29th minute), Matias Enrique Paredes (43rd), Mario Nicolas Almada (56th) and Tomas Innocente Argento (70th) scored for the Argentines to finish fourth in Pool A with six points -- from two wins -- and same as New Zealand. Scott Tupper and David Jamesson scored for Canada in the 60th and 65th minutes respectively. 

Argentina will play hosts India, who finished fourth in Pool B with four points, on Friday 12 for the seventh place. Argentina had a better goal difference of minus three (eight scored and 11 conceded) than New Zealand's minus four (eight scored and 12 conceded). 

New Zealand play South Africa, who finished fifth in Pool B for the ninth-tenth place on March 12 while who will finish with wooden spoon will be decided on March 11 bwteen Pakistan and Canada, bootom finishers in Pool B and A respectively. PTI

 

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