The Rink Hockey competition in the U19 category started on Saturday at the CEM Isaac Galvez de Vilanova i la Geltrú with the matches of the first day of the World Championship and the Intercontinental Championship, the highest category and the second division of this discipline, respectively.
The Intercontinental Championship matches, which played four teams with a double lap, opened the competition with the victories of Andorra over Great Britain (7-3) and Mozambique over India (13-5).
In the afternoon there were four more matches of the World Championship, played by eight teams divided into two groups and which gathered a large number of spectators in the stands. In group A, Colombia achieved the most impressive result of the day by beating United States 20-1, while Portugal won against Italy with a 2-1 score in the last match of the day. The highlight in group B was the match between Spain and Argentina, which was resolved in favor of the Argentinian team by 3-4, while Chile won by 9-2 to Switzerland.
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