Argentina went ahead in the 37th minute when Matias Paredes scored a field goal. A minute later, Santiago Montelli's strike increased the lead.India's Sardar Singh pulled one back in the 48th minute. But the Pan American champions made it 3-1 over their Asian rival when Gonzalo Peillat converted a penalty corner in the 58th minute. V R Raghunath made it 3-2 at the 61st minute. India maintained the pressure on the Argentine defence for the last few minutes but failed to find the equaliser.
India have now lost three of their five matches. They will take on Pakistan in the last league match on Thursday. Argentina, on the other hand, have boosted their tally to nine points with three successive wins.