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Argentine men move to number one ranking

By Eric Weil / For The Herald

Argentina’s men’s national team have displaced Australia as the world’s top-ranked team. This has only just been published although Argentina gained number one after winning the Olympic Games for the first time last year when Australia were only sixth.

Argentina have 1,730 points, followed by Australia 1,710, Germany 1,585, Netherlands 1,543, Belgium 1,500, India 1,346, Britain 1,242, New Zealand 1,149, Ireland 1,068, Spain 1063, Canada 930, South Korea 883, Pakistan 850, Malaysia 835, South Africa 723.

Meanwhile, the men’s team under coach Carlos Retegui, have gone to Valencia, Spain to train together with the European-based players to prepare for this year’s international events, the World League and the Pan-American Cup.

LEADERS CONTINUE WINNING

In spite of Saturday’s rain, all Metropolitan First Division A matches were played except for St.Catherine’s v Belgrano which was stopped after 20 minutes. Joint leaders GEBA and champions River Plate remain with full points after winning their fourth match in a row. Results were: GEBA 4 Italiano 1; River Plate 4 Banco Provincia 2; Banco Nación 1, San Fernando 0; Sta Barbara 3 Hurling 2; Hacoaj 3 Lomas 3; Arquitectura 2 CASI 1; SIC 1 Ciudad de Bs As 2.

Points standings: GEBA & River Plate 12, Ciudad de BS AS 9, Sta Barbara 8, Hacoaj & Bco Nación 7, Arquitectura 6, Lomas 5, St Catherine’s & SIC 4, Bco Provincia % Belgrano 3, San Fernando & Italiano 1, CASI 0.

With the rain continuing on Sunday, no men’s matches were played.

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