Australia started off with an aggressive pressing and forced the Argentineans to mistakes in their set up. Most attacks came over Troy Elder and McCann, who kept the Argentinean defenders busy. In the 24th minute Australia used their second corner to score their first goal 1:0. Troy Elder was on the bench so Luke Doerner took the responsibility and his drag flick went past the keeper into the right side of the goal. Australia scored the 2:0 in the 25th minute. Ford picked up a rebound and hit the ball into the back of the net, no chance for the keeper.
Argentina tried to get back into the match by playing an aggressive fore-checking, however had a hard time to get into the Australian circle. McCann scored the third goal for Australia in the 29th minute. Hammond had nearly lost the ball but managed to pass it to McCann who only had to push the ball into the goal.