Argentina beat New Zealand 1-0

NEW DELHI: A goal from Facundo Callioni gave Argentina a 1-0 victory over New Zealand in Pool A of the men''s field hockey World Cup on Sunday.

Callioni struck for Argentina in the 55th minute, capitalizing on Pedro Ibarra''s cross from right.

New Zealand was left to rue a missed penalty stroke in the first session, when Ryan Archibald''s effort was stopped by Juan Tomas Espinosa in the 32nd minute.

Argentina got its first points after three defeats, while New Zealand has six points from four matches.

Earlier, Asian champion South Korea beat Canada 9-2 to keep alive its chances of making the semifinals from Pool A.