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Roller Hockey: Angola lose to Italy in World Cup debut

Sun, 07 Jul 2019 13:35 - Updated Sun, 07 Jul 2019 13:34

Roller Hockey: Angola national squad (file)

Photo: Antonio Escrivao

Luanda - The national senior men's roller hockey team began badly their participation in the 44th World Championship of this sport, which takes place in the city of Barcelona, Spain, after losing 4-5 to Italy.

The game for the opening round of group A recorded an advantage of the Italians by 1-2 in the end of the first half.

The last time the two teams met was in March of this year at the Montreux Tournament in Switzerland, with the Italians triumphing by expressive 1-7.

Angola, aiming to maintain or improve the fifth place achieved at the 2017 World Cup in China, are back in action at 11 am on Monday against France.