After New Zealand and Spain played out a 2-2 draw earlier in the day, World No 20 France, the lowest ranked side in the competition, stunned Olympic champions Argentina 5-3 in a throbbing encounter.
Hockey World Cup 2018: Olympic champions Argentina comprehensively beat New Zealand to edge closer to quarter-final berth
Argentina had earlier defeated Spain 4-3 in their tournament opener while New Zealand had beaten France 2-1. While Argentina will play world number 20 France in their last pool match on 6 December, New Zealand will be up against Spain.
Hockey World Cup 2018: In Argentina versus Spain thriller, lessons abound for Harendra Singh's India
Argentina prevailed over Spain in a 7-goal thriller, but the match offered many lessons to hosts India who play their second match against Belgium on Sunday.
Hockey World Cup 2018: Olympic champions Argentina look to add first World Cup title to trophy cabinet
For long, Argentina have been giants in South American hockey, but when it came to the world stage, Los Leones were more often than not, minnows.
Hockey World Cup 2018: South Africa captain Tim Drummond says it will be a privilege to play India in first game
Playing hosts India in the opening match of the World Cup Hockey is the kind of challenge any team awaits, said South Africa captain Tim Drummond.
Hockey World Cup 2018: Second-ranked Argentina relying on team's strength at penalty corners, says Gonzalo Peillat
Argentina will have to produce their best at the upcoming men's hockey World Cup, believes dragflick sensation Gonzalo Peillat, who said converting penalty corners will remain the team's strength.
Champions Trophy Hockey 2018: Sardar Singh's unflinching determination during long career makes him an all-time great
It’s also true that if India had made it to the CWG final, Sardar Singh's career would have been done and dusted. From the ashes of India’s failure came Sardar's resurrection.
One can always claim that the opposition is the Olympic champion. But in a match where India's technical deficiencies came to the fore, that cannot be overlooked either.
Highlights, Hockey World League Final 2017: Australia win their second title, India hold on to bronze
Catch the live score and updates from summit clash between Australia and Argentina at the Hockey World League Final 2017, taking place at the Kalinga Stadium.
Highlights, India vs Argentina, Hockey World League Final 2017, Scores and Updates: Olympic champions edge past hosts
Catch the live score and updates from India's match against Argentina at the Hockey World League Final 2017, taking place at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.
India hockey coach Sjoerd Marijne says team will remain at No 6 unless they improve ball-intercepting skills
Hockey coach Sjoerd Marijne on Tuesday warned that India will always remain at number six in the world rankings if the players don't improve their ball-intercepting skills.