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Field Hockey Italy was narrowly defeated by Spain in Valencia in a trial match on the way to the Pre-Olympic tournament

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Preparing for this event comes to life Italy women’s national field hockey team Towards the most important event of the three-year period, the Pre-Olympics in mid-January 2024 in Ranchi (India). Azzurri participates in Meeting in Valencia from 8 to 15 December, They took to the field yesterday to Test matches Certainly a challenge against the Spanish hosts.

The friendly match was played over four 15-minute halves, and the Italian team performed well against the No. 8 team in the world rankings. The Iberians won 3-2, but Italy put in an encouraging performance Before the decisive tournament for the five-a-side qualifiers for Paris 2024.

After a scoreless first quarter, Spain took the lead at half-time and went into halftime with a 1-0 lead. In the third quarter, Antonella Rinaldi scored the equalizer for the Azzurri, while in the fourth and final half, the Spanish team increased the difference to 3-1 with a counterattack and another goal from open play. The final Italian goal, scored by Ivana Pessina from a short corner kick, was useless.

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