Pumas 7 could not make it to the rugby semi-finals of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: Fell in front of Fiji 14-26 In a complex match in which they gained an advantage at half-time but were left without the physical strength to continue, which prompted them to play for bronze medal against Great Britain on Thursday at 5.30 am.
team led by Santiago Gomez Corra He showed good intentions but was overtaken by the weightlifter who would become the Olympic champion in Rio de Janeiro 2016 who will be fighting for a new gold medal against New Zealand at 6am.
In the previous match, it was known that Fiji was a rival who could do a lot of damage when they had the ball and Los Pumas 7 game plan. Try to take it out and control its dynamics.
Los Pumas 7 captain Santiago Alvarez Fourcade tries to evade Joshua Vacronabili’s mark. Photo by AFP
During some sections of the first half, the national team succeeded and did not succeed in other sections, but they also managed to go to the break 14-12 thanks to the attempts of Moneta Landmarks, one of the tournament players, and Ignacio Mendy who scored on time while playing “De Música Ligera” on the stadium speakers.
Already in the complement Los Pumas tried to cause damage, but in the only dangerous play they did near the opposing Agoal, the referee charged them Penalty for infiltration.
A few plays later the Fijians benefited from a good backlash Wainiqolo Turned to try under the ax and turned it Twy To advance 19-14.
Fiji was too much for Los Pumas, who was left legless in the sequel. Photo by AFP
By that time the national team appeared بدا Lacks rhythm and extreme physical exhaustion The product of wear and tear made in previous matches of the competition.
A subsequent error in a line allowed Fiji to end up liquidating the stock through a global player like her. Radradra seeds, who scored the last attempt of the match with his massive power, was also turned by Tuwai.
Despite the defeat, Los Pumas did not have time to grieve because of it They still have a chance to fight for a medal When they face Great Britain, the other semi-final contender fell to New Zealand by 29-7.
It’s not just another match: historically Argentina have played Great rivalry with the British Both teams met in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro quarter-finals, when the United Kingdom won 5-0 in overtime and eliminated the Albiceleste.
There are three members of the current Tokyo 2020 squad who played that match: Santiago Alvarez Fourcade, German Schulz and Gaston Rivol.
The first two will try to take revenge in the third-place play-off against Britain, while Kordofan will cheer from the stands considering he received a red card in the quarter-final against South Africa and Three comment game.
Beyond that, the head coach didn’t want to talk about matches again. “I try not to work on replays because I think so To withhold judgment and we should have peace of mindGomez Cora confirmed it.