India to face Argentina in the first pro league match since Feb 2020!


This will be India’s first FIH Pro League hockey match since February last year. The team resumes with a doubleheader against reigning Olympic champions Argentina. The two matches will be played at the CeNARD sports complex in Buenos Aires on April 11 and 12. The Graham Reid-coached outfit finally returned to action after a year in February with a trip to Europe. The Indian team showed no signs of the layoff rust as it thrashed Germany 6-1 in their backyard at Krefeld before holding them to a 1-1 draw. The Indian hockey team then travelled to Antwerp, Belgium, where it held Great Britain 1-1 before coming up with a 3-2 win over them, the Olympic Channel reports.
India continued their unbeaten run in South America, beating reigning Olympic champions Argentina – a team that knocked India out of Rio 2016 – 4-3 in their first practice match at Buenos Aires. The second practice match on Wednesday ended in a thrilling 4-4 draw.
The South American tour is India’s first competitive international series since October 2019. All six of their FIH Pro League matches last year were held in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
The in-form India will fancy their chances against an Argentina side, which seems to be still off their best. They lost 2-3 and 0-3 to Germany in their FIH Pro League encounters in Buenos Aires last weekend.

Saturday, April 11
India vs Argentina – FIH Pro League match – 1:30 AM IST

Sunday, April 12
India vs Argentina – FIH Pro League match – 1:30 AM IST

The India vs Argentina FIH Pro League matches will be telecast live on the Star Sports 2 and Star Sports 2 HD TV channels in India. Live streaming of the FIH Pro League will also be available on the Disney+ Hotstar platform and app.


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