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 Cuba

Pool A

# Info Time Teams Score Status Match Sheet
3 August 2019
11 Pool A 2:00pm Argentina ARG - CUB Cuba 9 - 0 Official    x 2  

Match Report

Cuba held Argentina to a two-goal differential for 40 minutes of play before eventually wearing and conceding a 9-0 loss to the Leones. Six goals in the second half helped Argentina go undefeated in pool- play and secure the top of Pool A.

Cuba came out with nothing to lose and they showed their improvements through this tournament, keeping pace with Argentina. It was Cuba who earned the first penalty corner of the game in the opening minutes and it was made even more interesting when Agustin Mazzilli was sent back for breaking early. Carlos Consuegra’s flick was turned away by the Argentina defence.

Argentina earned a penalty corner in the 11th minute and Jose Tolini flicked the ball effortlessly in the net to lift Argentina 1-0. Another penalty corner at the end of the quarter allowed Lucas Martinez to follow up on a rebound and lift Argentina 2-0.

A scoreless second quarter was indicative of how well Cuba was playing in both ends of the pitch. Consuegra and  Félix Mena combined for several runs, while miss traps and inaccurate passes troubled the Argentina rhythm.

In the third quarter Cuba again found a way to disrupt the usual dribbling grace of Argentina. Darian Valero and Wilfredo Sanchez were superb at poke checking numerous shot attempts from the Leones. Cuba had another penalty corner chance to start the half but Maikel Tritzant’s flick was turned away by Vivaldi.

In the 34th minute Argentina’s Tolini drag flick was saved by a sliding Yendry Delgado who subbed in for Hernandez the second half. The rebound fell to Ignacio Ortiz whose chip shot was saved by the stick of Delgado in miraculous fashion.

Argentina found their third goal in the 40th minute. Juan Lopez sent a smashing ball across the top of the circle and Federico Fernandez turned to his back hand and fired in a third goal. Lucas Martinez added a fourth on a solo effort as he muscled his way through Delgado.

In the 45th minute Tolini added another flick, his fifth of the tournament, to make it 5-0 for Argentina. Agustin Mazzilli, Nicolas Keenan and Maico Casella added goals in the fourth quarter to seal an 9-0 victory for Argentina. Cuba put on an impressive performance against Argentina, ranked 65 spots higher in the world rankings at No. 4 but it was not enough to shake the defending Olympic champions.


Team Min # Player Action
Argentina 11 13 TOLINI Jose PC
Argentina 15 23 MARTINEZ Lucas PC
Argentina 40 28 FERNANDEZ Federico FG
Argentina 42 23 MARTINEZ Lucas FG
Argentina 46 13 TOLINI Jose PC
Argentina 51 26 MAZZILLI Agustin FG
Argentina 53 7 KEENAN Nicolas FG
Argentina 55 9 CASELLA Maico PS
Argentina 58 9 CASELLA Maico PC


Team Min # Player Type
Argentina 23 13 TOLINI Jose Green Card
Argentina 34 5 IBARRA Pedro Green Card
Argentina 40 26 MAZZILLI Agustin Green Card
Cuba 40 4 RODRIGUEZ Denis Green Card


Reserve UmpireRIVADENEIRA Rodrigo (PER)
Technical OfficerPEREZ Juan Manuel (PER)
JudgesWALLACE Ariel (TTO)HOGAN Laurie (CAN)


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MEX v USA (Pool B) CAN v PER (Pool B)

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