The Pumas 7′s beat Fiji and finished third in the Dubai Sevens – MisionesOnline

After the bronze medal won in Tokyo 2020, the Argentine seven team continued on the right path by winning the same medal at the Dubai Seven, the first stage of the 2021/22 World Tour thanks to a great 19-12 victory against Fiji in the match for third place. Meanwhile, South Africa became champion by beating the United States 42-7 in the final.

After finishing first in the standings, due to the triumphs over Kenya and Spain and the draw against the United States, on the first day of action, the Pumas 7s beat Ireland (17-12) in overtime in the quarterfinals. .

In the semifinals, they could not with South Africa, a team that has been sweeping and that prevailed 17-7, with which they took a small revenge of the elimination at the hands of Argentina in the quarterfinals of the Olympic Games. But Santiago Gómez Cora’s team did the same and beat the Olympic champion in Tokyo 2020, in the match for the bronze medal, reversing what happened in the semi-finals in the East.

Argentina arrived in Dubai with a renewed team, which included newcomers Tomás Lizazú (with a great performance, forgetting the absence of Marcos Monetta, called up to Barbarias), Matteo Graziano, Tomás Elizalde, Joaquín Lamas and Santiago Vera Feld. The Olympians Santiago Álvarez Fourcade, Gastón Revol, Germán Schulz, Rodrigo Isgró, Lautaro Bazán Vélez, Luciano González and Felipe Del Mestre are still on the team, and Joaquín de la Vega returned to the team.

The contest marked the return of the World Tour after the 2019/2020 season was abruptly cut short by the pandemic, which also prevented 20/21 from being played in full. The contest had the participation of 12 teams, with the novelty that for the first time in the Great Britain Circuit they participated as a team, as it does in the Olympic Games, and that New Zealand was not present due to the travel restrictions that apply to That country. The second stage will also be played in Dubai, next Friday and Saturday.

Shubham Bangwal

Shubham Bangwal Senior Journalist at People News Chronicle whose Special interest is in Politics, Crime, Entertainment and Technology news.

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