The Netherlands will be locking horns with Argentina for a fixture in the Men’s FIH Pro League that will be hosted at the Cenard Buenos, Aires. From the two games that they’ve featured in, Argentina has won one and lost one so far. As a result of their performances, Argentina occupies the second spot in the points table. Meanwhile,the Netherlands have registered two wins, one draw and a defeat from the four games that they’ve been a part of. The men in orange are third on the points table as of now.
Date- Sunday, February 16
Time-2:30 PM (IST)
Venue- Cenard, Buenos Aires
J Vivaldi will be in contention to be the goalie for the hosts. Luca Martinez has been one of the key players for Argentina and should start uptop alongside L Vila and M Casella. M Rey and J Oritz are likely to feature in the midfield region, while, P Ibarra and M Ferreiro could partner along in defence.
P Ibarra (c), M Casella, L Vila, A Bugallo, J Tolini, A Mazzilli, J Vivaldi, T Domene, I Oritz, J Lopez, F Fernandez, T Santiago, M Rey, S Tarazona, N Keenan, M Ferreiro, L Martinez, N Cicileo.
They are fresh from a 4-2 win against Spain and could persist with a similar eleven. Jip Janssen, Thierry Brinkman and Mink van der Weerden are certainties to start.
Billy Bakker (c), D van Puffelen, Thierry Brinkman, Mink van der Weerden, Sam van der Ven, Primin Blaak, Jip Janssen, Joep de Mol, Floris Wortelboer, Mirco Pruijser, Bjorn Kellerman, Seve van Ass, Bob de Voogd, Lars Balk, Jonas de Geus, Jeroen Hertzberger, Valentin Verga, Glenn Schuurman
Lucas Vila has bagged 80 goals from 152 games for Argentina.
Mink van der Weerden has scored 85 goals from 136 matches for the Netherlands.
A Mazzilli has netted 41 goals from 145 games for Argentina.
Mirco Pruijser has 70 goals under his belt from 122 games for the Netherlands.
From the last 15 games between the two sides, seven have been won by the Netherlands, while, six have been won by Argentina. Two matches had no results.
GK: S v d Ven
DEF: P Ibarra, L Tolini, M v d Weerden, J Janssen
MID: L Lopez, M Rey, B Bakker
FWD: L Martinez, M Pruijser, B Kellerman
Captain/vice-captain choice: B Kellerman, M v d Weerden, L Martinez, B Bakker, J Janssen