Cordoba, 27th January 2018 at 02:45 AM IST
Argentina take on World Champions Belgium in their FIH Pro League opener at Estadio Hockey stadium in Cordoba. Argentina reached the quarterfinal stage of the recently concluded Men’s Hockey World Cup held in India.
Belgium are full of confidence after the recent World Cup triumph. They have also knocked Australia and Argentina down the FIH Hero World Rankings to reach the top of Men’s Hockey Team Rankings. Can they carry their World Cup form into the tournament?
England, Spain, Australia, Germany, Great Britain, Netherlands and New Zealand are the other participating countries in the FIH Pro League. Each nation plays a total of 16 matches before for a place in the ‘Grand Final’ which is scheduled in late June.
Form Guide (last five fixtures, recent first)
Argentina – L W W W
Belgium – D W W W W
Head-to-Head (*since 2013)
Argentina Hockey squad: Juan Manuel Vivaldi, Juan Catán, Pedro Ibarra, Santiago Tarazona, Nicolás Keenan, Matías Paredes, Lucas Vila, Ignacio Ortiz, Juan Martín López, Tomás Bettaglio, Isidoro Ibarra, Tomás Santiago, Matías Rey, Lucas Martínez, Nicolás Cicileo, Agustín Mazzilli, Federico Fernández and Martín Ferreiro.
Belgium Hockey squad: Vincent Vanasch, Loic Van Doren, Nicolas Poncelet, Arthur Van Doren, Loick Luypaert, Arthur De Sloover, Alex Hendrickx, Gauthier Boccard, Victor Wegnez, Antoine Kina, Agustin Meurmans, Nicolas De Kerpel, Felix Denayer, Tanguy Cosyns, Tom Boon, Cedric Charlier, Max Plennevaux, Sébastien Dockier, Thomas Briels and Florent Van Aubel.
Argentina fantasy picks: Pedro Ibarra, Agustín Mazzilli, Martín Ferreiro, Lucas Martínez
Belgium fantasy picks: Vincent Vanasch, Arthur Van Doren, Loick Luypaert, Alex Hendrickx, Felix Denayer, Tom Boon, Cedric Charlier, Sébastien Dockier, Thomas Briels, Florent Van Aubel
Quick Tip: Belgium appear a stronger unit. Go for more Belgian players.
This ARG vs BEL Dream11 prediction is based on news sourced from various sources. Kindly revisit before the deadline for the final update.