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Hockey World Cup 2018, Match 18: Argentina v France, Live Score, Commentary & Updates

ARGENTINA 3 - FRANCE 5
Updated: 06 December 2018 20:45 IST - Published: 06 December 2018 13:22 IST
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FULL-TIME: ARGENTINA 3 - FRANCE 5

18' HUGO GENESTET

23' VICTOR CHARLET

26' ARISTIDE COISNE

28' LUCAS MARTINEZ

30' GASPARD BAUMGARTEN

44' GONZALO PEIILAT

48' GONZALO PEIILAT

54' FRANCOIS GOYET
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THE FRENCH SUPPORTERS IN THE CROWD ARE JUBILANT - THE LOWEST-RANKED TEAM AT THE ODISHA WORLD CUP MAKES IT TO THE CROSSOVERS - SPAIN RANKED EIGHTH HAVE SADLY BEEN ELIMINATED AFTER PLAYING SUPERBLY 

ARGENTINA WERE ASSURED OF A PLACE IN THE QUARTERFINALS EVEN BEFORE THE OPENING WHISTLE AND WILL GO THROUGH DESPITE THE LOSS
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SPAIN LED NEW-ZEALAND 2-0 AT HALFTIME, BUT WERE HELD TO A DRAW - THE RESULT MEANT THAT SPAIN'S FATE HINGED ON THE FRANCE-ARGENTINA MATCH - BUT THE FRENCH NEEDED A WIN OR A HIGH-SCORING DRAW (5-5 AND ABOVE) TO ADVANCE TO THE CROSSOVERS AND KNOCK SPAIN OUT - WHO COULD HAVE IMAGINED THAT THEY HAVE ACHIEVE JUST THAT - AGAINST THE OLYMPIC CHAMPIONS!!!
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PEILLAT CANNOT SCORE - AND FRANCE ARE THROUGH TO THE WORLD CUP CROSSOVERS!!!
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59' ARGENTINA HAVE A PC!!
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58' Time running out for Argentina - and for Spain as they will have to head home!!!!!
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57' ARGENTINA KEEP PRESSING - BUT THE FRENCH HAVE A 16-YARD FREE HIT!!
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CHARLET'S FLICK IS OVER THE CROSSPIECE!!!
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56' ROGEAU ADVANCES - FRANCE HAVE A PC!!!!
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EVEN A DRAW FROM HERE ON WILL SEE THE FRENCH MAKING IT TO THE CROSSOVERS - WHILE SPAIN WILL HAVE TO MAKE AN EARLY EXIT!!!!
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ARGENTINA 3 - FRANCE 5
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54' FRANCOIS GOYET HAS ALL BUT TAKEN FRANCE TO THE CROSSOVERS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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52' Timely interception sees Argentina losing out in the striking circle
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51' The Olympic champions pressing ahead as the French fall back in numbers
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50' Argentina switch flanks in midfield but the cross finds no one in the circle
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49' Argentina have the ball - outside the French 23, but France mop up
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48' Argentina looking to build from the right - the French clear the lines and attempt to dart forward
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ARGENTINA 3 - FRANCE 4
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PEILLAT FIRES IT IN - ARGENTINA ARE ON THEIR WAY BACK!!!!!
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47' ARGENTINA HAVE A PC!!!
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46' CHARLES MASSON TRIES THE LEFT FLANK - CANNOT GET A CROSS IN THOUGH
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ARGENTINA INCH CLOSER - FRANCE HANG ON - SPAIN LOOK ON DESPERATELY AS THEIR FATE HANGS IN THE BALANCE - FIFTEEN MINUTES TO DECIDE WHETHER SPAIN OR FRANCE GO THROUGH!!!
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END OF Q3: ARGENTINA 2 - FRANCE 4
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44' Argentina into the attack yet again - no space to manuever - MENINI MISSES A SITTER IN FRONT OF AN OPEN GOAL!!!
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ARGENTINA 2 - FRANCE 4
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PEILLAT - SCORES - AT LAST!!!!!
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43' ARGENTINA HAVE ANOTHER PC !!!!
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41' The French try a quick counter - no damage done
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PEILLAT IS LINED UP - NOTHING HE CAN DO THOUGH 
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40' Argentina looking to find space - earn a PC 
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38' All the Argentinians can do is knock the ball around - and cannot get an effective cross into the striking circle
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37' FORGUES GETS A GREEN CARD - CAN ARGENTINA CAPITALIZE??
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36' The South Americans fail to advance from the right - no gaps whatsover in the French defence
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35' GREAT TOMAHAWK FROM CHARLET - VIVALDI MANAGES TO KEEP THE DEFLECTION OUT 
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34' Genestet slips - fails to take a shot from the edge of the striking circle
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33' Argentina lose the ball but steal it back - long cross into the French circle - no damage done
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32' Cross in from Lockwood, who cannot find a blue shirt in the Argentine circle
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31' Argentina into the attack - but Menini fails to control the ball which finds his foot in the striking circle
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HUGO GENESTET, VICTOR CHARLET, ARISTIDE COISNE, AND GASPARD BAUMGARTEN HAVE VERY NEARLY MANUFACTURED A MIRACLE FOR THE FRENCH - CAN THEY HANG ON IN THE SECOND HALF AND DOES ARGENTINA HAVE THE RESOLVE TO FIGHT-BACK FROM A THREE-GOAL DEFICIT HAVING ALREADY QUALIFIED FOR THE QUARTERFINALS??
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WILL IT INDEED RESULT IN A HEARTBREAK FOR SPAIN AS A WIN OR A HIGH-SCORING DRAW (ABOVE 5-5) WILL TAKE FRANCE TO THE CROSSOVERS AT THE EXPENSE OF THE SPANISH!!!!!
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HALF-TIME: ARGENTINA 1 - FRANCE 4
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29' GASPARD BAUMGARTEN SCORES WITH A FANTASTIC DIVING EFFORT!!!!! FRANCE HAVE ANOTHER!!!!!!!!!!
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ARGENTINA 1 - FRANCE 3
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28' LUCAS MARTINEZ GETS ONE BACK FOR THE OLYMPIC CHAMPIONS - AND A SEMBLANCE OF SANITY RETURNS!!!!
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ARGENTINA 0 - FRANCE 3
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26' CIOSNE SCORES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! UNBELIEVABLE STUFF - THE FRENCH HAVE THEIR THIRD
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23' VIVALDI LEAVES HIS POST - FRANCE VERY NEARLY HAVE A THIRD OFF A DANGEROUS LONG-BALL WHICH BEATS THE ARGENTINE DEFENCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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23' A dream scoreline for the French - but can they hang on???
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VICTOR CHARLET BEATS VIVALDI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FRANCE LEAD ARGENTINA 2-0