Johannesburg, July 17 (CNMSPORTS) : India lost 0-3 to title contenders Argentina in their last group stage encounter at the Women's Hockey World League (HWL) Semi Final here on Sunday.
India will next take on England in the quarter-finals on July 18.
World No.3 Argentina were quick to get off the blocks scoring as early as the second minute. It was Rocio Sanchez who fetched Argentina an early 1-0 lead.
India's goalkeeper Savita was kept busy right from the start and unfortunately for her this goal came off Argentina's second shot on goal.
Though she made a diving effort to save the first attempt, an unmarked Sanchez was quick to pick up the rebound and convert.
Soon after, India came close to scoring an equaliser when Vandana Katariya assisted by Namita Toppo tried to deflect the ball into the goal but it was blocked by the Argentine goalkeeper.