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Hockey World Cup begins: Australia card against France, India gets Spain’s best performance

While Belgium begins its tour on Saturday, the men’s Hockey World Cup kick-off in India is on Friday. All the favorites were there, especially Australia who crushed France (8-0) in Bhubaneswar and delighted the Rourkela crowd by beating Spain (2-0) in India.

But Argentina (FIH 7) faced South Africa (FIH 15) in the first match of the tournament. Despite a good Cowan JonesThe last South African bastion, Los Leones He ended up finding his way to the destination via Maiko Casella (43rd), was adjudged Man of the Match.

What followed was a game between world number one Australia and France (FIH 12), who have been on the rise in recent years, with no more than 8 goals to appeal and a tragic turn for the Blues, who bowed their heads in the net. 0. After conceding a goal early in the match, the Blues drew a green card and conceded three goals in quick succession just before the break. The Australians, who lost their last game to Belgium, added four goals in the second game. Tom Craig And Jeremy HaywardEvery teacher is a hat trick.

England (FIH 6) comfortably beat Wales (FIH 14) 5-0 in their first match of the tournament in Rourkela and at their new 20,000-seater stadium. Wearing the velvet by the fastest opener, after just 20 seconds, the British dominated the rest of the debate and secured a convincing victory.

India (FIH 5) defeated Spain (FIH 8) 2-0 in their Group D clash at a sweltering Birsa Munda Stadium. Amit Rohitas And Hardik SinghWith a beautiful single, he scored the goals of the Indian team with impressive energy against the Spaniards without ideas.

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Logically, Argentina and Australia should compete for top spot in Group A, with Group D qualifying directly for the quarter-finals like England and India.