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Olympics: what team sports need to keep dreaming of a medal in Tokyo


Basketball and volleyball play their chances this weekend. The Lionesses have already qualified but define their position for the next phase.

07/30/2021 15:01

  • Clarí

  • sports

Updated 07/30/2021 3:01 PM

After the bronze medal obtained by the men's rugby 7 team and the early eliminations of the combined football and handball, also in the men's branch, the team sports in which Argentina is represented at the Tokyo Olympic Games enter in a decisive segment, in which the calculator starts to work hard.

The basketball team started his participation with two tough defeats against Slovenia and Spain.

In any case, he still has chances in a contest in which the first two from each of the three groups and also the two best third-parties will qualify for the quarterfinals.

Facundo Campazzo, key in Argentina, seeks revenge.

Photo: REUTERS / Alkis Konstantinidis.

The team led by Sergio Hernández can only aspire to that third step in zone C, for which they will have to defeat Japan on Sunday at 1.40.

If you get that victory, you will have to watch what happens first in the other two groups and bet that the difference in points will give you a wink.

A victory for the United States against the Czech Republic in zone A on Saturday morning could be the key to Argentina's qualification.

In field hockey, one of the two collective disciplines in which Argentina has its two representatives in the race (the other is volleyball), Los Leones had to sweat until the last date to advance.

Thanks to the 4-1 win over New Zealand, the Olympic champions in Rio de Janeiro 2016 finished third in group A and will now have to meet Germany, who was second in zone B.

The men's field hockey team advanced to the quarterfinals with a win over New Zealand.


The Lionesses are also assured of their presence in the knockout stage, although they have yet to define their final position in group B. So far, they are second behind Australia, the rival they will face tonight at 11:45 p.m. for the first Market Stall.

To keep it, those led by Carlos Retegui must win by four goals.

Beyond that aspiration, the Argentine team must score at least one point so as not to risk giving second place to New Zealand, who will face China, or Spain, who will play Japan.

In volleyball, Las Panteras are facing a very difficult outlook after three losses in a row, in which they could not win even one set.

The team led by Hernán Ferraro, who is last in group B, will have to win their two matches (if possible, without giving up sets) and wait for help from others.

The Panthers need two wins to stay in the race in Tokyo.

(Photo: Carlos García Rawlins / Reuters)

Argentina will meet Turkey on Saturday at 2.20 am and China at 4.25 on Monday, the two rivals with whom it is fighting for fourth place in the group.

In addition to succeeding in those duels, he will need the Turks to lose with the representative of the Russian Olympic Committee on the last date and for the Chinese to fall on Saturday with Italy, two quite logical results.

The challenge for the male team is also difficult, who had reinforced their hopes this Friday after the comeback that allowed them to beat Tunisia 3-2, but France's triumph against the Russian Olympic Committee team at the end of the day he left against the wall again.

The team led by Marcelo Méndez will have to beat the United States on Sunday at 9.45 to continue in the competition.

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Source: clarin

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