German hockey men also won their second duel with Olympic champion Argentina in 24 hours in Buenos Aires. The German Hockey Federation (DHB) clearly prevailed 3-0 (1-0) and confirmed its highest level about three months before the Tokyo Olympics. Fraueng also won their second professional league match against Argentina 3-1 (2-0).
Christopher Rohr (25), Martin Zwicker (37) and Constantine Step (46) met to choose the national coach Qais Saadi. That was an uphill battle. Argentina always plays very physically. But we responded well. The fact that we are performing like this here with such an inexperienced team shows the new identity of this team. “Fuss said.
DHB won the first comparison on Saturday 3-2. Rohr and Stipe had already met there, and rookie Louis Gill was also successful. The next matches are scheduled for the end of May in Hamburg, against India and New Zealand.
Meanwhile, the women won thanks to goals from Charlotte Stubbenhurst (third), Pauline Haynes (24) and Pia Mertens (31). The team lost its first match 2-3 in a penalty shootout. “This was a step more today compared to Saturday because they put more soul and heart into it.”National coach Xavier Recinger said, “I’m so proud of girls – after all, this was the second in the world!”
At the Olympic Games in Tokyo (July 23 to August 8), the men’s teams will not meet again at first. Germany plays in Group Two, against Belgium, the Netherlands, Great Britain, Canada and South Africa. Argentina start in Group A.