England will now face India in bronze medal match on Sunday, as India lost to Netherlands in other semi final, while Netherlands and Argentina will take on each for the Junior World Champions Title in the summit clash.
An even first half was just edged by Argentina who scraped a deflected goal at a penalty corner on 13 minutes via Jimena Cedres, but England created chance of their own and came out fighting after the break.
But in chasing the game they left themselves open to Argentina’s potent counter attacks, and shipped two more goals from penalty corners. When Jimena Cedres scored second goal for Argentina in 40th minute while Julia added third with just 6 remaining to final hooter.
Florencia Habif, team captain Argentina said after the game: “I’m very happy. The team made a big effort and we are satisfied. Thanks to all parents and friends who came to support us, this is very motivating.”
“We probably would not have expected to finish in the top four. We have a young team, a great team of fighters and a great team spirit.” said Shona McCallin, team captain England.
“We’re all bitterly disappointed with the result,” said England Head Coach Craig Keegan. “However we started the game well with an even first half and Argentina just got one deflected goal off a penalty corner.
“In the second half we had to press and chase the game more which opened it up, which was always going to suit their counter-attacking style. However this group has come a long way in five games and they are already all firmly focused on the Bronze medal match.”
England will now play India in the bronze medal match on Sunday (12:30 UK time), after the Netherlands beat India 3-0 in the day’s other semi final.