The FIH Pro League has kicked off with a number of teams playing their first International games of 2020.

A full round up of the games so far this year can be seen at the FIH Pro League website.

Great Britain vs Australia

Game 1
The GB Men drew their first game 4 – 4, losing on Penalty Shuffles 3-1. The Women lost 2-1.

Game 2
In a freak rain storm the Women’s match was cancelled due to an unplayable pitch. The GB team were up 0-1 at half time but according the the FIH rule the match was awarded to the Australian team on account of their win the day before.

Great Britain vs New Zealand

Game 1
The Women’s team won their first match in Auckland 3-0, a great result after the disappointment of the cancellation against Australia.
The Men’s team drew 1-1 and lost again on shuffles 3-1.

Game 2
The Men’s team righted the score winning 3-0 to finish off the tour.
The Women’s Great Britain squad drew 2-2 but won the Penalty Shuffles 5-4 to take home points.

Other Highlights

Men – India Beat World Champions Belgium

In game 1 of the series India beat Belgium 2-1 to push themselves into second overall behind Belgium. The second match saw Belgium edge the tie winning 3-2 in a fierce battle, full details here.

Argentina v USA and Spain (Women / Men)

The Argentinian Women came away with two wins in Buenos Aires. A 6-2 and 6-1 win over their Pan American rivals the USA gave them a great start to the 2020 FIH Pro League Tournament. More detail here.

The Argentinean Men played Spain, each team taking 3 points from the 2 game battle. Game 1 was won by Spain 4-3 but avenged on Saturday with a 5-1 won for Argentina.

What is Coming Up?

Games come thick and fast in the FIH Pro League, with Spain and Holland staying abroad to play another set of matches this weekend. Keep an eye on The Hockey Paper for news along with the FIH Pro League website for full reports of all the matches.
The full schedule can be seen here and the FIH Youtube Channel has highlights of all the games.

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