Indian women’s hockey team is playing first of two Four Nations Tournament in Argentina. After giving up in a tough fight against hosts and world champions Argentine women’s team (the Las Leonas), Indian eves lost their second match against lower ranked Irish women (0-1) in Buenos Aires. The Europeans earned a total of seven penalty corners and Cliodhna Sargent’s direct shot found the net in 43rd minute through one of them.
In the other game of the day, hosts Argentina thrashed South Africa 4-1 to stay unbeaten in the tournament and reach the finals. India, the only team in the tournament who are yet to win a game, will take on South Africa ( at 11:30 PM (IST) on 10th Dec) who are just one spot above India in ranking and are the biggest hurdle for Indians eves to book the tickets for London Olympics. While in the second match of the day, world #2 Argentina will play Ireland.