Argentina’s five-year reign as Olympic champions came to a shuddering halt on Sunday as Germany’s penalty corner battery paved the way for a Tokyo Olympic semi-final berth at the Oi Hockey Stadium.
A 3-1 defeat also ends a period mid-Olympic cycle which would have fitted in with a South American Telenovela and also saw corner specialist Gonzalo Peillat out of the team over coaching disagreements.
First, Carlos Retegui – who is now expected to enter the world of football – stepped away as men’s head coach, less than two years after Rio gold with German Orozco taking over.
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