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Hockey WC: France beat Argentina 5-3, Spain eliminated

A resurgent France defeated Argentina with a dominating 5-3 margin in the ongoing Men s Hockey World Cup here at Kalinga Stadium on Thursday.Argentina won an early penalty corner in the first quarter, but Gonzalo Peillat missed out the chance as his dragflick faced a stick deflection from the French runner. In the 12th minute of the match, Argentina won another penalty corner. As Peillat passed it to Maico Casella on the right side, the angle of the strike made it difficult for Casella to score and ultimately the ball was blocked by France.In the second quarter, French captain Hugo Genestet dribbled his way through a crowded Argentinean area and opened the score-line for his side in the 18th minute of the match. To double the lead, Victor Charlet in the 23rd minute, scored from the second penalty corner with a brilliant dragflick into the right bottom corner.Aristide Coisne, in the 26th minute of the match, added another goal for the French side. As Timothee Clement of France passed .

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