In the first half, both teams had their opportunities but could not make anything off them, and no goals were scored, though not for a lack of trying. The Black Sticks looked slightly stronger, but Argentina held up to them, and were able to create danger on a few quick counter attacks.
After the break, Argentina soon found themselves one man down after repeatedly breaking the line early on a string of short corners, then had to swallow two goals from Hayden SHAW, first sinking one of his trademark cracker flicks, then surprising the Argentineans with a tempered ball to the bottom left corner.
After failing to convert a number of penalty corners, Jorge LOMBI delivered when it matter the most after finally he sanked his first four minutes from the end, slotting a ball in between the goalkeeper and the left post. Later on with a minute left to play, Argentina were awarded another penalty corner and once again this time LOMBI scored to push the game into overtime.Within five minutes of overtime, Jorge LOMBI went on to pronounce himself the undisputed man of the match, sinking another penalty corner as the golden goal that gave Argentina the tournament win and the coveted berth in next year's Champions Trophy tournament, to be held in Rotterdam during the last week of June 2008
Congratulation to Sergio VIGIL and his men on this tremendous victory