Argentina will be taking on the Netherlands for the first time in the Women’s FIH Pro League at the Cenard Buenos Aires. Both sides are yet to face a defeat in the ongoing campaign. The Argentina women’s team is currently sitting at the top of the pike with three wins out of three. Argentina on the other end has two wins from their two games and are at the fourth spot for the time being.
Date- Sunday, February 16
Kick-Off- 5:00 AM (IST)
Venue- Cenard. Buenos Aires
Argentina is on the back of a 6-1 demolition of the USA and could persist with a similar lineup. Noel Barrionuevo will be in contention of starting in defence along with A Gorzelany. Rebbeca Sanchez and R Luchetti are likely to occupy midfield. C Rebecchi, M Granatti and D Merino should be starting as the forwards.
Rosario Luchetti (c), Noel Barrionuevo, Valentina Costa, Delfina Merino, Silvina d’Elia, Noel Barrionuevo, C Cosentino, Maria Granatto, Victoria Sauze, A Albertarrio, A Alonso, Carla Rebecchi, Rocio Sanchez, Micaela Retegui, Julieta Jankunas, Belen Succi, Delfina Thome, Julieta Jankunas.
The women in orange are also fresh from thumping the USA by scoring 9 goals to nil. F Mata, G Zerbo and L Welten have been the mainstays of the Netherlands and will once again feature uptop. F Albers and E d Goede will be the sure-shot starters in the defensive backline.
Eva de Goede (c), Pien Sanders, Laura Nunnikin, Kyra Fortuin, Laurien Leurink, Sanne Koolen, Lauren Stam, Anne Veenendaal, Josine Koning, Malou Pheninckx, Maria Verschoor, Felice Albers, Margot van Geffen, Ilse Kappelle, Xan de Waard, Ginella Zerbo, Frederique Malta, Lidewij Welten.
Delfina Merino has bagged 77 goals from 176 games for Argentina.
Frederique Malta has netted 42 goals from 70 games for the Netherlands.
Carla Rebecchi has scored 99 goals from 143 games for the Argentines.
L Leurink has 23 goals from 100 games for the Netherlands.
From the last 11 games between the two sides, the Netherlands has had the upper hand with eight wins in contrast to Argentina’s three wins.
GK: J Koning
DEF: S d’Elia, A Gorzelany, N Barrionuevo
MID: R Sanchez, F Albers, M Verschoor, E d Goede
FWD: C Rebecchi/D Merino, L Welten, F Malta
Captain/vice-captain choices: F Malta, L Welten, E d Goede, N Barrionuevo, R Sanchez
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