2nd Bronze for Retegui in 2 days as Argentina men beat England

It is 2nd Bronze Medal for Argentina’s head coach Carlos Retegui in two days, as  the Los Leones defeated England 2-0 the 3rd/4th place play off of Rabobank Hockey World Cup 2014 in the Hague. Yesterday, Las Leonas coached by Retegui also won the Bronze Medal in women’s competition as they defeated USA by 2-1.

England's Ashley Jackson walks past Argentine celebrations at the end of the bronze medal match at the Rabobank Hockey World Cup 2014 in The Hague (Credits: Ady Kerry / England Hockey)

England’s Ashley Jackson walks past Argentine celebrations at the end of the bronze medal match at RHWC2014 in The Hague (Credits: Ady Kerry / England Hockey)

England Captain Barry Middleton and his side can be proud of their two week journey at the World Cup as they matched their world ranking position of fourth, but that was little conciliation for England as they fell to their knees at full time.

Head Coach Bobby Crutchley’s side gave everything across the 70 minutes but were unable to convert the chances they created. It was Los Leones’ Matias Paredes who shattered any dreams of a medal for England with a quick-fire brace in the 55th & 56th minute to seal the 2-0 victory. Argentina came into this tournament ranked 11th, but have finished with their first ever medal at a World Cup and will be assured of a rise in the rankings following the tournament. Continue reading →