2019 Pan American Games (Men)

Lima, Peru

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

Venue: Complejo Deportivo Andres Avelino Cáceres

The continental champion qualifies to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

Argentina v Chile

Pool A

# Info Time Teams Score Status Match Sheet
30 July 2019
1 Pool A 10:00am Argentina ARG - CHI Chile 5 - 1 Official    x 2  

Match Report

The reigning Olympic champions wasted no time in the opening game of the men’s tournament at the 2019 Pan American Games. No. 4-ranked Argentina fire three goals past Chile in the opening eight minutes of the game. Leandro Tolini’s drag flicks on the Leones’ first two penalty corners flew in to the mesh past Chilean keeper Adrian Henriquez. Henriquez denied Argentina’s third penalty corner but the rebound fell to Agustin Mazzilli who smashed it to the far post for the easy redirection by Martin Ferreiro.

In the second quarter Chile were able to put pressure on the Argentina defence line but errant passing prevented them from gaining the circle. Chile were awarded their first penalty corner in the 26th minute. Juan Amoroso’s drag flick was saved by the glove of Juan Vivaldi and Argentina counter-attacked with a perfect clear to a waiting pack of Argentina forwards. Mazzilli’s blast easily found Lucas Martinez at the far post for Argentina’s fourth goal. In the final minute of the half Lucas Vila made work of the Chilean defence and pulled the trigger on a low shot to give Argentina a 5-0 lead. 

Franco Becerra broke the Argentine shutout after a strong rung down the left side of the field and back-hand blast beat Vivaldi at the far post. Martin Rodriguez nearly got Chile a second goal but his forehand blast rang off the outside of the goal. Argentina continued to show their dominance moving the ball with ease, while Chile’s frustration led the players to attempt solo plays. Argentina eased off the gas in the final quarter and Henriquez steered away what  chances that did come to leave the game comfortably in the hands of Argentina, 5-1 over Chile.


Team Min # Player Action
Argentina 3 13 TOLINI Leandro PC
Argentina 5 13 TOLINI Leandro PC
Argentina 8 32 FERREIRO Martin PC
Argentina 26 23 MARTINEZ Lucas FG
Argentina 29 12 VILA Lucas FG
Chile 35 31 BECERRA Franco FG


Reserve UmpireRIVADENEIRA Rodrigo (PER)
Technical OfficerDE MATTOS Thiago (BRA)
JudgesWALLACE Ariel (TTO)REID Oraine (JAM)


ShirtsLight Blue & White StripesRed
ShortsWhiteNavy Blue
GK ShirtsGreenBlack
TTO v CUB (Pool A)

Final Standings

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

Pool Standings

Team GP W D L GD P
Pool A
Argentina  ARG 3 3 0 0 19 9
Chile  CHI 3 2 0 1 2 6
Cuba  CUB 3 1 0 2 -12 3
Trinidad & Tobago  TTO 3 0 0 3 -9 0
Team GP W D L GD P
Pool B
Canada  CAN 3 3 0 0 21 9
USA  USA 3 2 0 1 16 6
Mexico  MEX 3 1 0 2 -2 3
Peru  PER 3 0 0 3 -35 0