Tokyo Olympics: Semifinal Clash Against Argentina “The Toughest Test”, Says Indian Women’s Hockey Captain Rani Rampal

The Indian women’s hockey team put up a fantastic display of skill and tenacity during their 1-0 victory over Australia in the quarterfinal match of the Tokyo Olympics on Monday. High on confidence and self-belief after the momentous victory, the Indian women’s hockey team has now firmly set its sights on the all-important semifinal encounter against Argentina on Wednesday. Much like the Indian team, Argentina has also gone from strength to strength in the competition, securing the semifinal berth after a convincing 3-0 victory against Germany in the…

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Messi’s Argentina beats Brazil 1-0, wins Copa America title

Two long droughts ended on Saturday at the Copa America final: Argentina won its first major title since 1993 after a 1-0 win against Brazil. And Lionel Messi finally lifted his first major trophy for the national team, filling in one of the biggest gaps in his decorated career. Argentina’s winning goal at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro came in the 22nd minute after Rodrigo de Paul made a long pass to Angel di Maria. The 33-year-old veteran striker counted on some sloppy defending from left-back Renan Lodi…

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Tokyo Olympics: India Beat Argentina 3-1 To Reach Quarterfinals In Men’s Hockey

India defeated Argentina 3-1 in their Pool A match to register third win and qualify for quarters.© AFP The Indian men’s hockey team cruised into the Olympic Gamesquarterfinal with a comprehensive 3-1 victory over defending champions Argentina in its penultimate pool match on Thursday. After goalless first two quarters, India broke the deadlock in the 43rd minute through Varun Kumar before Vivek Sagar Prasad (58th) and Harmanpreet Singh (59th) struck in the closing minutes of the match to seal the contest. Argentina’s lone goal came from a penalty corner conversion…

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Inside dressing room: Watch Lionel Messi celebrate Copa America win with Argentina squad

Lionel Messi was unusually quiet in Argentina’s 1-0 win over Brazil on Saturday but his joy held no bounds after La Albiceleste lifted the Copa America title on Sunday. This victory means a first major title for Messi in the blue and white jersey of the national team. Messi, who has won the FIFA Player of the Year award a record six times, had won every club and individual honour with Barcelona but was yearning for a title with his national team. Before Sunday’s victory, he had lost all four…

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Spain vs Argentina LIVE: Tokyo 2020 latest updates

(Getty Images) Spain face Argentina in the men’s football at the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday, with both nations needing a positive result to ensure they continue their journey in Japan. The Europeans have so far won and drawn, but despite dominating long stretches of their matches they have been unable to click in attack, scoring just once so far – they are top of the group heading into the final 90 minutes, and need just a draw to guarantee a top-two finish. Argentina have it slightly more difficult, after defeat…

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Tokyo Games: India Men’s Hockey Team Face Argentina Test To Seal Quarterfinal Berth

A resurgent Indian men’s hockey team would look to seal a quarterfinal berth but defending champions Argentina won’t be an easy challenge to overcome when the two sides clash in their penultimate pool match of the Olympics on Thursday. With two wins out of three games, world no.4 India are sitting pretty at the second spot in Pool A, which is being headed by the unbeaten Australians which boast of a perfect record till now from three games. Argentina, currently ranked seventh in the world, are placed at the fourth…

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Tokyo Olympics: Australia shocks Argentina, Richarlison nets 3 for Brazil

Two-time Olympic men’s soccer champion Argentina was stunned 2-0 by Australia in their opening game at the Tokyo Games on Thursday. In its first Olympic game since 2008, Australia took the lead through Lachlan Wales’ tap-in the 14th minute at the Sapporo Dome. Argentina had Francisco Ortega sent off after being booked twice late in the first half. Marco Tilio then secured the victory in the 80th, just a minute after coming off the bench. Australia is top of Group C ahead Egypt and Spain, who drew 0-0 in the…

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‘Messi will never be like Maradona even if he wins four World Cups in a row’: Argentina legend

Lionel Messi scored four goals and registered five assists in six matches as he led Argentina to the pinnacle of success in the recently concluded Copa America. The continental tournament became a Messi show through and through as the 34-year-old played to his best potential helping Argentina beat Brazil 1-0 in the final. As a result, the La Albiceleste ended their 28-year drought of major trophies. Simultaneously, Messi also broke the team’s record for international appearances with 151 matches. Before the Copa final victory over Brazil, Messi’s silverware with Argentina…

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Wayne Pivac makes seven changes for Wales’ series decider against Argentina

Wales coach Wayne Pivac has made seven changes for Saturday’s series decider against Argentina at the Principality Stadium. Cardiff half-backs Tomos Williams and Jarrod Evans will both start after impressing off the bench in last week’s 20-20 first Test draw. Tom Rogers comes in on the wing, while Nick Tompkins will partner captain Jonathan Davies who has overcome a knock to feature, in the centres. Up front, prop Gareth Thomas will make his first start and Leon Brown also comes into the front row. Josh Turnbull gets an opportunity with…

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Ireland to host Japan, New Zealand and Argentina in autumn internationals

Ireland will host autumn internationals against JapanNew Zealand and Argentina the Irish Rugby Football Union has announced. Japan will visit Dublin on 6 November, followed by the All Blacks a week later, before the Test series is rounded off with a clash against the Pumas on 21 November. Andy Farrell’s men were already scheduled to begin their autumn campaign away to the United States in Las Vegas on 30 October. The game against the All Blacks will be the first of four meetings between the countries next season, with Ireland…

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