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Hockey World Cup 2018, Match 11: Spain vs France, Live Score, Commentary & Updates

SPAIN 1 - FRANCE 1
Updated: 03 December 2018 18:41 IST - Published: 03 December 2018 12:02 IST
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That's it from us here - this is Subhashish - join us at 1900 IST when Argentina play New Zealand. Stay with Sportskeeda for all the updates
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THE SPANISH MAY FEEL HARD DONE BY - THEY DID CREATE THE OPPORTUNITIES AND WERE BRILLIANT IN THEIR OPENER AGAINST ARGENTINA AS WELL - AND LOST NARROWLY

THE RED STICKS DO NOT HAVE CAPTAIN MIGUEL DELAS WHO HAS FLOWN BACK TO SPAIN FOLLOWING AN INJURY - THEY ARE SLIGHTLY AHEAD OF THE FRENCH IN TERMS OF GOALS SCORED THOUGH (POINTS ARE EQUAL, MATCHES WON EQUAL, GOAL DIFFERENCE IS EQUAL - AS FAR AS THE CRITERIA FOR MAKING IT THROUGH TO THE KNOCKOUTS IS CONCERNED) 
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WHAT DO THE STATS TELL US?

23 CIRCLE PENETRATIONS BY SPAIN - 18 FOR THE FRENCH. 13 SHOTS ON GOAL FOR THE RED STICKS (THEY SHOULD HAVE DONE MORE)- 6 FOR FRANCE. 

SEVEN PCs FOR SPAIN - NONE CONVERTED, THANKS TO THE BRILLIANCE OF THIEFFRY AND GENESTET IN THE FRENCH DEFENCE
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WE HAVE WITNESSED YET ANOTHER MAGNIFICIENT CONTEST - SPAIN WERE BRILLAINT UP FRONT BUT FAILED TO BEAT THIEFFRY WHO WAS OUTSTANDING IN GOAL (JUST HOW MANY DID HE SAVE - INCLUDING DRAG-FLICKS WITH HIS STICK IN THE AIR) - FRANCE HAD A PENALTY STROKE - QUICO CORTES PULLED OFF A GREAT SAVE 
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FULL-TIME: SPAIN 1 - FRANCE 1
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58' MASSON WEAVES HIS WAY INTO THE SPANISH CIRCLE - GONZALEZ TRIES A SUPER COUNTER - GENESTET BRILLIANT IN DEFENCE - ITS ALL HAPPENING HERE !!!!
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56' The French looking to build - Span have the ball now - Charlet to the rescue - Spain keep pressing 
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54' The atmosphere is super charged - both sides looking for gaps - unable to find any - who will blink first???
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52' The white shirts advance yet again - Spain tilt the scales in midfield - a string of turnovers as both sides in a hurry to advance
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QUICO CORTES SAVES!!!!!!!!!! NO WONDER - NO WONDER HE IS ONE OF THE BEST EVER!!!
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FRANCE HAVE A PENALTY STROKE!!!!
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50' BAUMGARTEN FEELS THERE WAS AN OBSTRUCTION IN FRONT OF GOAL!!!
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49' France into the attack - the Spanish fall back quickly
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SPAIN MISSED THE TARGET UMPTEEN NUMBER OF TIMES, THIEFFRY WAS BRILLIANT IN GOAL - BUT SPAIN FINALLY GET A WELL-DESERVED EQUALIZER!
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SPAIN 1 - FRANCE 1
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47' AT LAST - AT LAST, ALVARO IGLESIAS FINDS THE BACK OF THE NET - WHAT A RELIEF FOR SOYEZ!!!
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47' RUIZ TAKES A WILD SWING - MISSES THE BALL 
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END OF Q3: SPAIN 0 - FRANCE 1
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THE BALL SOMEHOW STAYS OUT OF THE NET - SPAIN HAVE ANOTHER PC
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44' SPAIN HAVE A PC - WILL THEIR LUCK FINALLY CHANGE????
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42' YET AGAIN, SPAIN HAVE A GOLDEN TO CHANCE TO SCORE - BELTRAN CANNOT CAPITALIZE!!!! MISSES THE BALL ALTOGETHER AND SLIPS IN THE STRIKING CIRCLE!!
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ONLY THREE RUNNERS FOR SPAIN AS THE FOURTH IS PENALIZED - CHARLET'S FLICKS IS SAVED!!! THE DEFLECTION CANNOT BE PICKED UP AT THE FAR SHOT!!
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41' FRANCE HAVE A PC - DANGER FOR SPAIN - CHARLET ON THE PITCH!!
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38' Spain have been brilliant in attack - but the French defending has been quite outstanding 
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TOM GENESTET PICKS THE BALL UP AT THE GOALLINE AND DEFLECTS IS WIDE !!!!! WHAT MORE CAN SPAIN DO???
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37' SPAIN HAVE A PC - YET AGAIN
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35' Spain keep pushing from the left - too many white shirts in the French goal!!!
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34' SPAIN HAVE BEEN DISTINCTLY UNLUCKY - GONZALEZ SKIES THE BALL AFTER THIEFFRY IS BEATEN!!
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32' QUEMADA MAGICALLY ANGLES ONE IN FROM THE BACKLINE - IGLESIAS MISSES A SITTER!! 
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31' GONZALEZ TRIES A TOMAHAWK - FAILS TO CONTROL THE BALL
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"Need more shots on goal'' says Soyez
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"Still got to perform better with the ball" says Delmee even though his boys are ahead
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FRANCE LEAD SPAIN AT THE KALINGA STADIUM - THE SPANISH HAVE DONE EVERYTHING THEY POSSIBLY COULD TO RESTORE PARITY - ONE MAN, ARTUR THIEFFRY CONTINUES TO DENY FRED SOYEZ'S BOYS - THE FRENCH HAVE SNEAKED IN THREATENING A SECOND EVERY NOW AND THEN - THE SECOND HALF ACTION PROMISES MUCH 
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HALF-TIME:SPAIN 0 - FRANCE 1
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29' BAUMGARTEN WEAVES HIS WAY IN TO THE SPANISH CIRCLE - FAILS TO TAKE A SHOT - OR EARN A PC!! 
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YES, THERE WAS - SPAIN HAVE TO WAIT - FRANCE KEEP THEIR REFERRAL
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SPAIN HAVE ANOTHE PC - THE FRENCH SAY THERE WAS A BACK STICK - WAS THERE INDEED??
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29' SPAIN HAVE A PC - CAN THEY SCORE???
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27' FORGUES HAS YET ANOTHER CHANCE TO INCREASE THE LEAD - CANNOT FIND THE NET
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25' GASPARD BAUMGARTEN SHOOTS WIDE AT THE GOALMOUTH- SPAIN ESCAPE BY THE SKIN OF THEIR TEETH
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24' A wave of attacks by the Spanish comes to nought - thanks to one man - Artur Thieffry
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23' ENRIQUE SHOOTS - THIEFFRY SAVES - THE TALE CONTINUES!!!!
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22' The Red Sticks looking better and better as the match progresses - can they find an equalizer soon???
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21' DOUBLE DEFENDING BY THE FRENCH ON THE FAR CORNER - QUEMADA GETS A SHOT IN - THIEFFRY TO THE RESCUE YET AGAIN
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20' RUIZ AND GENESTET TAKE A TUMBLE TOGETHER!!! 
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19' Xavi gets back on the pitch and tries a sizzling solo run - the ball is out of the backline though!
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SUPER STRIKE FROM PAU QUEMADA - EQUALLY GOOD SAVE BY THIEFFRY WHO DEFLECTS THE BALL OUT WITH HIS STICK IN THE AIR!!!!
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17' Ruiz starts a great move - Spain have yet another PC
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16' XAVI GETS A GREEN CARD - THE FRENCH TRY AND COME AWAY THROUGH CHARLET
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THE LOWEST-RANKED TEAM AT BHUBANESWAR LEAD THE SPANISH - WHO SO VERY NEARLY GAVE ARGENTINA A SCARE IN THEIR OPENER- SPAIN ARE FINDING THEIR WAY BACK THOUGH - WE ARE IN FOR A GREAT CONTEST