India 1-2 loss against Argentina in the women’s hockey semi-final match on Wednesday. India will face Great Britain in the bronze medal game.

India got the lead with a goal from Gurjit Kaur, ending the first quarter with a 1-0 advantage. However, Las Leonas stormed back, with captain Noel Barrionuevo scoring twice(18th and 36th minutes) to give the team a 2-1 lead they would never relinquish.

It was a disappointing end to the Tokyo 2020 hockey tournament for India, who – despite putting in a strong semi-final performance However, Indian Women will still have a shot at winning their first Olympic medal when they take on Great Britain in the bronze medal match.

Gurjit Kaur scored from a penalty corner in the 2nd minute, giving India the perfect start. The Sjoerd Marijne-coached team held on to their slender advantage in the first quarter.

However, Argentina came back into the match and dominated the second and third quarters. That they were in control for larger parts of the match reflected in the fact that they got six penalty corners as opposed to India’s three.

In the other semi-final, Netherlands beat Great Britain 5-1 to secure a final berth.

Argentina will take on the Netherlands in the final, while India will be up against Great Britain for the bronze medal. Great Britain had beaten India 4-1 in the Pool stage.

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