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Argentina win women's Champions trophy

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First published: February 6, 2012, 8:50 AM IST | Updated: February 6, 2012
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Argentina win women's Champions trophy
Silvina D'Elia scored the lone goal in the first half as Argentina defeated Britain 1-0.

Rosario: Silvina D'Elia scored the lone goal in the first half as Argentina defeated Britain 1-0 on Sunday in the final of the Champions Trophy women's field hockey tournament.

The event, seen as a key warm up for this year's London Olympics, has now been won five times by Argentina.

In the third-place match earlier on Sunday, the Netherlands defeated Germany 5-4. Japan defeated New Zealand 3-2 for fifth place.

The Argentina-Britain match drew extra interest with the two countries embroiled in a dispute over the Falkland Islands, a British possession which Argentina claims and calls Las Islas Malvinas. Thirty years ago, the two countries fought a 74-day, undeclared war over the remote South Atlantic islands.

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