The Lionesses fell in the World Cup final against the Netherlands

The Argentine women’s field hockey team fell today to the Netherlands in the final of the World Cup played in Terrassa, in Spain, and closed the contest with the runner-up.
After an intense and even first quarter, in which even Argentina had the clearest situations, the difference came in the second: at 2 minutes, Maria Verschoor took advantage of a rebound and opened the scoring for the Dutch, who stretched the advantage to 7 by the hand of Frédérique Matla.Already in the third and with the dominance of the rival more accentuated, The Lionesses suffered the third goal converted by Felice Albers in the 6th minute after a formidable collective play, so it did not reach with the discount of Agustina Gorzelany at the beginning of the last quarter to avoid defeat and climb to the top of the podium. In this way, the albiceleste team led by Fernando Ferrara could not lift the World Cup for the third time in its history, after doing so in Perth (Australia) in 2002 and in Rosario in 2010 -on both occasions by winning the final just to the Netherlands-.The Lionesses came from eliminating Germany in semis by 4 to 2 in the definition after drawing 2 to 2 in regulation time, while in the quarters they had done the same against England by 1 to 0.In the group stage, where they finished first and undefeated, they defeated South Korea by 4 to 0, Spain by 4 to 1 and Canada by 7 to 1.The record with the Netherlands, which had also prevailed in the decisive duel of the Tokyo Olympic Games by 3 to 1, he was left with 27 falls, six equals and 15 victories for Argentina in 48 duels between both selected.

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