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First defeat for Indian women’s hockey team on tour of Argentina.

Indian women’s hockey team suffered its first defeat on the tour of Argentina when it lost 1-2 to B side of the host, letting Agustina Gorzelany strike late in the match.

Sol Pagella (11′) put the Argentina side while Indian forward Salima Tete (54′) scored in the final quarter.

However, the Indian defence let Gorzelany score three minutes after finding the equaliser. In the previous matches, India drew 2-2 and 1-1 respectively with the Argentina junior team.

“Today we played against a stronger Argentina squad consisting many of their senior players.

“This was a perfect practice match for us ahead of next week’s schedule where we play against the Senior side. Unfortunately, we conceded a PC goal minutes before the regulation time and this is what we need to manage better,” said chief coach Sjoerd Marijne.

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