With a spring in their step following a well-worked win against Spain, the Indian men's hockey team now have the Argentinians in their sights.
Despite being the defending champions, the South American side have been struggling to find their best form of late and lost 0-3 to the Indians in the second leg of the Hockey Pro League tie in Buenos Aires earlier this year.
A 2-2 draw in the first leg of the same competition, which the Indians achieved thanks to a last-minute goal, underlines the fact the Los Leones can be dangerous when they click as a unit.
With coach Carlos Retegui - who helped the team win gold in Rio - back in the camp, can Argentina hope to replicate the glory days of 2016 in Tokyo?
An unlikely proposition, one would imagine, for a team that has lost to Australia and drawn with Spain, with a lone victory against Japan to show for their efforts.
At Rio, Carlos Retegui's team managed to win just 2 of their 5 group matches and drew a couple before finishing third in the points table, but went on to win gold.
Interestingly, the Indians also beat eventual gold-medalists Argentina by a 2-1 margin in Rio 2016.
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- 29 July 2021 2:15 AM GMT
Now, that's how we start our day. 🇮🇳— Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) July 29, 2021
Our third win of #Tokyo2020 and with that, we are guaranteed a top-two finish in Pool A. 💪#INDvARG #IndiaKaGame #HaiTayyar #TeamIndia #TokyoTogether #StrongerTogether #HockeyInvites #WeAreTeamIndia #Hockey pic.twitter.com/dIJEpYZxbc
- 29 July 2021 2:05 AM GMT
THE INDIANS HAD TO BE PATIENT AS THE ARGENTINIANS ATTEMPTED TO SLOW THINGS DOWN REPEATEDLY TO UPSET INDIA'S RHYTHM. 28 ATTACKING CIRCLE PENETRATIONS FOR THE INDIANS TELL AS OPPOSED TO 8 FOR THE LOS LEONES TELL THE STORY OF A RESOLUTE ARGENTINE DEFENCE WHO HELD ON WITH APLOMB - BUT IN THE END, INDIA'S INTENSITY WON THE DAY