Saturday, August 3, 2013
Argentina were the first team to qualify for Sunday’s ERGO Hockey Junior World Cup final today. The Leoncitas wrestled down England 3-0 while in the other semi-final, the Netherlands also had some difficulty moving past a passionately fighting Indian team but came through eventually with a 3-0 victory. Sunday's final will thus be another instance of what has become the classic rivalry in women's finals in recent years: Argentina versus Netherlands.
The Netherlands won the second semi-final 3-0 against India to join Argentina in the ERGO Hockey Junior World Cup final. India will face England in Sunday’s Bronze medal match. In another tightly contested 5-8th place classification match, Spain managed to move away late in the second half to win 3-1 and book their ticket to a clash with Australia for 5th place on Sunday.