England and Argentina played out a 1-1 draw , and in the process affected the chances of both teams in their quest to make the final.
Argentina have seven points – two behind leaders Australia while England (5 points)
The Argentinians went into the match hoping to bounce back from the surprise 2-1 loss to Malaysia on Wednesday.
The English were more enterprising in the first half.
They made 10 circle entries against four by Argentina but could not find the gaps to score.
line. In the ensuing penalty corner, Sam Ward was deemed to have stopped the ball with his feet that subsequently resulted in a penalty stroke and Juan Gilardi outfoxed goalkeeper Juan Vivaldi by placing the ball into the top net.
England earned their only penalty corner of the match in the 56th minute and David Condon restored parity from a goalmouth melee.
Argentina forced two consecutive penalty corners with just 58 seconds remaining, but England’s defence stood strong.