Argentine men's hockey team, Lions, today's debut in the world discipline controversial in the Indian city of Bhubaneswar. Suparnik is Spain, within Group A, an event that can be watched live ESPN.
In the Argentine team area led by Germán Orozco, the current Olympic champion after winning the gold medal in Rio 2016, there are also New Zealand and France. The first of each group will go directly to the quarterfinals, while the second and third play the first qualifying match.
Since this year, the World Cup has increased the number of participants, from the usual 12 federations to 16, to resolve the last title of the year before the premiere of the Pro League, new selections that will start in January.
Lions come to be the number two in the world and the effectiveness of Gonzalez Peillat in a short corner of his great weapon.
The latest reference Iberia is the fourth place last year in the World League. In 2016, at Rio Games, the European team ended in fifth place after losing the chance to fight for the medal drops in the quarterfinals just before Argentina, in the game resolved minutes and a half to go. conclusion with the transformation of veteran Juan Gilardi from criminal stroke.
"Argentina has ended the Olympic dream and our goal is to be the first in the group and that's what we started to win" Xavi Lleonart, 172 times internationally. "We have two similar teams, but they have Gonzalo Peillat, who is the best in the world to launch a short-range. That's a plus. They know that each of these, 90% of time, is a goal. That makes a difference. But we have the weapon to contradict and hope we will get three points. It's not a thorn in the head, but it is not bad for us to give this opportunity, "he added.