The Spanish men’s team will face Australia this Saturday in Sydney, in their fourth match of the #RedSticks corresponding to the FIH Pro League men.
After playing the first three against Belgium, Great Britain and the Netherlands, from 05.00hs (live through the issuance of EUROSPORT 2 and Eurosport Player), Redsticks will seek to overcome a rival who have been in several of the international competitions disputed by both national teams in this Olympic cycle.
While in 2018 they did not, in 2017 they were measured up to three times. The first two in the same competition; Round 3 of the World League.
A meeting held in Johannesburg, where the first shock came on July 13, in what was the second date of the tournament. Despite the good game of Fred Soyez team, the Australians took the victory (2-0).
It was then ten days later, also at the Witwatersrand Stadium, when the second match was played. In the fight for the third place in the South African city, a resounding triumph of the oceans (8-1), where Pau Quemada was the author of the only goal for Spain.
Two teams that ended the tournament in third and fourth place, which saw them qualified for the last round of this competition.
In Bhubaneswar, headquarters of the same one, they would be mentioned again in the penultimate match of the year for the two selections. Again triumph of the Kookaburras (1-4), Marc García-Chicote was the author of both Spanish.
The last Spanish victory occurs in the last Olympic Games. A solo goal by Alex Casasayas, after five minutes of play, gave Deodoro what was the second victory of the Rio de Janeiro Olympic tournament.