2015 Pan American Games (Men)

Toronto, Canada

Argentina Argentina, Brazil Brazil, Canada Canada, Chile Chile,
Cuba Cuba, Mexico Mexico, Trinidad & Tobago Trinidad & Tobago, USA USA

Argentina v Canada


# Info Time Teams Score Status Match Sheet
25 July 2015
24 Final 7:30pm Argentina ARG - CAN Canada 3 - 0 Official    x 2  

Match Report

From the start, the match was a very intense battle for possession with most of the play within the midfield for the first ten minutes of the match. The full stands continued to be quiet as the intense battle for possession went on throughout the first quarter. With play in the midfield both teams were without scoring opportunities or circle penetration. Thus, the first quarter ended scoreless Argentina 0, Canada 0.

The second quarter started with Canada earning one of the first attacking opportunities of the match for either team in the 17th minute when Gabriel Ho-Garcia fed Iain Smythe who looked to take a shot, but Argentina’s defense came up with the ball. Both teams continued to battle for possession in the midfield. Argentina earned the first penalty corner of the match in the 20th minute, but failed to execute the penalty corner play. A few seconds later, Argentina earned another penalty corner, Canada’s keeper Dave Carter saved the high drag flick from Argentina’s Peillat. Devon Noronha Teixeira and Matthew Sarmento then passed back and forth fast down field to earn Canada’s first penalty corner of the match in the 22nd minute that resulted in another penalty corner. Argentina’s keeper Juan Vivaldi saved the penalty corner shot to keep the match scoreless. Three minutes later, Argentina earned two more penalty corners and Pedro Ibarra put in the second penalty corner in the 25th minute to break the scoreless match. In the 28th minute, Canada earned a penalty corner, but Scott Tupper’s shot hit a foot and Argentina came up with it. Canada very quickly regained possession and earned another penalty corner, but Gordon Johnson’s shot was saved by keeper Vivaldi. In the 30th minute, Argentina earned a penalty corner, but keeper Carter saved the shot. Thus, the score remained Argentina 1, Canada 0 at halftime.

`The third quarter started with Argentina fast on attack and Lucas Vila putting in a fast shot past Carter in the 33rd minute to make the score Argentina 2, Canada 0. Argentina continued to pressure hard on attack, but Canada regained possession and both teams continued to battle. Canada’s Captain Scott Tupper and Adam Froese continued to play incredibly strong defense to hold off Argentina’s attack. For the rest of the third quarter, Argentina maintained possession, but Canada limited their attacking opportunities and largely prevented them from entering their attacking circle. The score remained Argentina 2, Canada 0.

Argentina went fast on attack to start the fourth quarter. In the 47th minute, Manuel Brunet beat multiple Canadian defenders on the left side of the pitch to lift the ball high into goal to give his team a three goal lead over Canada. In the 50th minute, Canada had their first attacking opportunity of the quarter, but Vivaldi saved the ball. Canada continued to attack, but each time Canada’s attacking circle was full of Argentina players. In the 54th minute, Carter had another save to keep Argentina from increasing their lead. Argentina continued to control possession and Carter made another big save in the 59th minute. The final score remained Argentina 3, Canada 0 and Argentina and Canada repeated as the gold and silver medalists, respectively.


Team Min # Player Action
Argentina 25 5 IBARRA Pedro PC
Argentina 33 12 VILA Lucas FG
Argentina 47 24 BRUNET Manuel FG


Team Min # Player Type
Canada 17 4 TUPPER Scott Green Card
Canada 35 12 JAMESON David Green Card
Argentina 39 16 ORTIZ Ignacio Green Card
Canada 44 16 JOHNSTON Gordon Yellow Card
Argentina 54 11 MENINI Joaquin Yellow Card
CHI v BRA (3rd-4th place)

Final Standings

  1. Argentina
    1. Argentina
  2. Canada
    2. Canada
  3. Chile
    3. Chile
  4. Brazil
    4. Brazil
  5. USA
    5. USA
  6. Mexico
    6. Mexico
  7. Trinidad & Tobago
  8. Cuba
    8. Cuba

Pool Standings

Team GP W D L GD P
Pool A
Argentina  ARG 3 3 0 0 18 9
USA  USA 3 1 1 1 -5 4
Cuba  CUB 3 0 2 1 -1 2
Trinidad & Tobago  TTO 3 0 1 2 -12 1
Team GP W D L GD P
Pool B
Canada  CAN 3 3 0 0 16 9
Chile  CHI 3 2 0 1 2 6
Brazil  BRA 3 1 0 2 -9 3
Mexico  MEX 3 0 0 3 -9 0