This allowed Argentina to control the game and capitalise on continuous Irish errors. Ireland found it difficult to get the ball out from their restarts and continually gave the ball away under minimal pressure across the field of play.
Argentina looked pedestrian in the first half realising that they only had to win the game by a minimal margin to progress to the final play off against Holland.
Argentina led 1-0 at half time from an open play goal after 25minutes.
Ireland managed to pass better for periods of the second half but the quality of their play didnt improve significantly.
Argentina played out the game with two further goals coming in the 45th and 70th minute from penalty corners.
Ireland have two matches lft to try to make an impact on this tournament. They have the potential, but the question remains do they have the mindset to to improve their passing and tactical instructions in order to progress.
The girls have ability,but they need to use the tournament to improve the quality of their play if they are to progress as a team and maximise the opportunity of playing in this high calibre tournament.