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Hockey World Cup Day 1 Round-Up: Australia and England dominate on day 1 alongside wins for Argentina and India

The hosts India have started their campaign with a win of 2-0 against Spain in their tournament opener in Rourkela.

The 15th edition of the FIH Hockey World Cup has kicked off with the inaugural match between Argentina and South Africa. A total of four matches were played on the opening day of the tournament including the fourth one between the hosts India and Spain. The first day of the 2023 edition of the World Cup was filled with a number of massive goals. Be it Australia against France or England against Wales.

Interestingly, all four losing teams couldn’t even open their account of goals. The list started with South Africa in the first match till Spain in the last match of the day including France and Wales in the second and third matches respectively.

So, without further ado, here we’ll have a look at the entire action of four matches played on the first day of this prestigious hockey quadrennial.

Match 1: Argentina vs South Africa

Venue – Bhubaneshwar, India.

Goal-scorers – Spain’s Casella Maico (42nd minute, third quarter)

Green Cards Argentina 1 – 0 South Africa.

Yellow Cards – Argentina 1 – 0 South Africa.

Red Cards – Argentina 0 – 0 South Africa.

Scores at the time of the last whistle – 1-0 in favor of Argentina

Result – Argentina won by 1-0.

Match 2: Australia vs France

Venue – Bhubaneshwar, India

Goal Scorers – Three goals each by Craig Tom and Hayward Jeremy for Australia alongside one goal each by Ogilive Flynn and Wickham Tom.

Green Cards – Australia 0 – 1 France

Yellow Cards – Australia 0 – 0 France

Red Cards – Australia 0 – 0 France

Scores at the time of the last whistle – 8-0 in favor of Australia

Result – Australia won by 8-0.

Match 3: England vs Wales

Venue – Rourkela, India.

Goal Scorers – England’s Park Nicholas in the first minute, England’s Ansell Liam in the 27th minute on a penalty corner, and a field goal in the 37th minute. England’s Roper Phil in a field goal in the 41st minute of the match followed by his teammate Bandurak Nicholas in the 57th minute of the match.

Penalty Corner Goals – England 2 -0 Wales

Green Cards – England 1 – 2 Wales

Yellow Cards – England 2 – 2 Wales

Red Cards – England 0 – 0 Wales

Scores at the time of the last whistle – 5-0 in favor of England

Result – England won by 5 – 0.

Match 4: India vs Spain

Venue – Rourkela, India

Goal Scorers – India’s Amit Rohidas in the 12th minute on a penalty corner and India’s midfielder Akashdeep Singh in a field goal in the 26th minute of the match.

Green Cards – India 1 – 1 Spain

Yellow Cards – India 1 – 1 Spain

Red Cards – India 0 – 0 Spain

Scores at the time of the last whistle – 2-0 in favor of India

Result – India won by 2-0.


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