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Argentina are set to defend their title in Auckland Photo: Courtesy Clarín/CAH

Argentina name team for World League Final

November 1, 2017
Courtesy of CAH

Argentina Technical Director Agustín Corradini has confirmed the athletes that will play the final phase of the Hockey World League in Auckland, New Zealand between 17 to 26 November.

Amongst the squad of 18 atletes there will be three newcomers: Milagros Fernández Ladra, Bianca Donati and Victoria Sauze, while seven of the 18 will play their third World League final: Martina Cavallero, Delfina Merino, Rocío Sánchez Moccia, Agustina Albertarrio, Noel Barrionuevo, Belén Succi and Julia Gomes Fantasia.

Argentina's Las Leonas will compete in Group B along with China (FIH Hero World Ranking 8), England (2) and Germany (7). Group A meanwhile will be made up of Netherlands - number one in the rankings, Korea (9), USA (4) and hosts New Zealand (6).

Their first game is on Friday 17 November against China, starting at 22:00 (all times Argentina Time). On Sunday 19, Las Leonas take on England (04:00). After a rest day they then face Germany on Tuesday 21 November at 02:00.

In Auckland, Las Leonas will seek to defend the title won in their homeland, in Rosario in 2015 where they beat New Zealand in the grand final.

Team:
1. Belén Succi
2. Florencia Mutio
3. Julia Gomes Fantasia
4. Noel Barrionuevo
5. Agustina Habif
6. Bianca Donati
7. Lucina Von der Heyde
8. Agostina Alonso
9. Paula Ortiz
10. Rocío Sánchez Moccia
11. Magdalena Fernández Ladra
12. Victoria Sauze
13. Delfina Merino
14. María José Granatto
15. Eugenia Trinchinetti
16. Martina Cavallero
17. Milagros Fernández Ladra
18. Agustina Albertarrio

Photo: Courtesy Clarín

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