In the today’s matches, the men played the semifinals matches and the cross-overs matches.
In the first semifinal of the day Argentina went full-speed to a 5-0 victory over the USA in the men’s competition on Day 10 of the Pan American Games. Five different scorers and goals in each quarter were indicative of Argentina’s dominance from start to finish. Argentina booked their spot in the finals for the 14th-straight year. The two-time defending Pan American Games champions have won nine titles and have faced Canada in the final for the past 11-straight years.
While in the second semifinal, Canadian won against Chile 3-2 after Martin Rodriquez found a way to bring the game level twice. In a thrilling finish to the quarter Canada charged back into the Chile circle and forward Mark Pearson asked for a video referral for a foot foul. Canada won the referral and Tupper provided the heroics to bring Canada ahead once again, 3-2. They will play versus Argentina for the gold on Saturday, August 10th.
Meanwhile, Cuba defeated Peru and won 7-0. The victory moved Cuba into the 5/6th place game which will automatically improve their eighth-place finish in 2015, while in 2011 Cuba finished fourth. Peru, in their first-ever appearance at the Pan American Games, will play for 7/8th.
In the second consolation match of the day, Trinidad and Tobago overcome Mexico 3-0 with all three goals coming in the second half. This victory secured them a spot in the 5/6th place game where they will face Cuba. The game will be a rematch from the teams’ opening pool-play match where Cuba won 3-2.