Friday, December 1, 2023

Hockey World Cup: Wales men show positive signs again in Spain defeat

Rourkela — Wales may have conceded five for the second World Cup game running, yet they never folded and duly summoned their own slice of history in defeat against Spain by netting their first goal on the sport’s biggest stage.

Two goals each from Marc Miralles and Marc Reyne marked out Spain’s impressive start to this World Cup – they caused considerable concern for India – during a 5-1 victory over Wales, as James Carson etched his name into the record books for Danny Newcombe’s side.

Wales had leaked four goals or more in four of their five previous matches against the Spanish. This one went the same way, too, as Max Caldas’ side showed their credentials four years on from group stage elimination.

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