Bhubaneswar: In a goal-fest at the FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s Junior World Cup 2021, the record for biggest margin of victory was set twice within hours as big guns Argentina,
The Netherlands and Spain thrashed lower-ranked teams at the Kalinga Stadium on Thursday.
The first three matches on the second day of the competition produced 48 goals with Argentina setting the record for the win by the biggest margin before Spain rewrote it.
Argentina, who won the title in 2005, set the ball rolling with a 14-0 win against African minnows Egypt, in the process setting India’s record for the biggest win that India had
set in beating Singapore 13-0 in the Junior World Cup in 1982.
The Netherlands then handed South Korea a 12-5 thrashing to set the record for most goals in a match as both teams combined to produce 17 goals. Spain, who had defeated India in a penalty shoot-out to win their lone bronze medal in 2005, then handed the United States an absolute shellacking, handing them a 17-0 verdict to set the record for a win with the biggest margin and equalling the record for most goals scored in a match.
Miles Bukkens of the Netherlands was the star of the day as he blasted home five goals including a hat-trick while Gerard Clapes of Spain scored four goals on the day it rained goals at the Kalinga stadium.