Argentina is unbeaten on the International Series at Palermo By Alejandra Ocampos. Photos by Matías Callejo. Hosts Argentina won the International Series at Palermo on Easter Sunday by making it three wins out of three in the 22-goal tournament with a narrow 7-6 victory over Chile. The Rest of the World – made up of Brits Ollie Cudmore, Charlie Hanbury, Malcolm Borwick and Mark Tomlinson – thrashed Brazil 11-4 in the other game on Easter Sunday to secure second place, with two wins out of three. Having comfortably won their opening two games, against the Rest of the World and Brazil, the hosts knew that anything but a heavy defeat against Chile would guarantee them the International Series title.
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As is happened, Argentina – Matías Torres Zavaleta, Juan Zubiaurre, Juan Ruiz Guiñazú and Facundo Sola – needed an extra chukka to secure victory in this match. Chile battled back from 6-3 down to level at 6-6 at the end of normal time before seven-goaler Facundo Sola scored the decisive goal. In the other game on Easter Sunday the Rest of the World led from the first chukka against Brazil and dominated the second half of the game to win by seven goals. Six-goaler Borwick scored six goals, while Ollie Cudmore had an excellent game and scored three.