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India finishes 8th position in Hockey World Cup 2010

India lost 2-4 to Argentina in play-off to finish eighth in the Hockey World Cup here Saturday.

Argentina opened the scoring through Tomas Argento to go 1-0 up in the first half.

India scored the equaliser through Sandeep Singh's penalty stroke before Argentina's three-goal burst took the game away from the hosts.

Lucas Vila first converted a penalty corner and then scored a field goal. Facundo Calloni joined the party to make it 4-1 for Argentina.

Shivendra Singh pulled one back through captain Rajpal Singh's pass.

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