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FIH Pro League: India look forward to winning start | Hockey News – Times of India

India are all set to open their FIH Pro League campaign against New Zealand at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar on Friday. After finishing third last season and bagging silver at Commonwealth Games, the team will be hoping to get the new season of Pro League off to a good start especially with World Cup coming up in less than three months’ time. Doing well in Pro League will be the team’s immediate focus but the coach as well as the players want to use these games to prepare themselves for the quadrennial event to be held in Bhubaneswar and Rourkela in January next year. “One of the major objectives is trying to consolidate how our World Cup team looks like. The other objective is to always go out and play our best and win every game. Speaking of targets, World Cup remains our long-term g...
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Graham Reid acknowledges overdependence on Harmanpreet Singh | Hockey News – Times of India

With just a couple of days remaining for Indian men's opening game in the new season of FIH Pro League against New Zealand, Manpreet Singh & Co have been sweating it out hard at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar where they will be playing their first game post the Commonwealth Games. But even as they begin a new season, the 7-0 defeat against Australia in the final of the Birmingham meet will be on the back of their minds. It was another depressing defeat that the Indian team had to endure against the Aussies. Even during Tokyo Olympics India had lost 1-7. Speaking of the loss at CWG, India head coach Graham Reid, who won the FIH Men's Coach of the Year Award earlier this month, said, "No one wants to lose in that fashion and especially to Australia again. I think we were a bit intimid...
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Five months were not enough to get ready: Thomas Dennerby | Football News – Times of India

BHUBANESWAR: Five months of preparation was not enough for the Indian team to get ready for the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup, said head coach Thomas Dennerby. Hosts India crashed out of the tournament with three successive defeats, conceding as many as 16 goals. "We have been away from our family since March, trying to have a good performance, but we need to accept the fact that these five months were not enough to get ready to really challenge the best teams," Dennerby said after India's last match. India were awarded a spot in the World Cup main draw by the virtue of being the tournament hosts. India ended their campaign without scoring a goal and suffered a 0-5 defeat to formidable Brazil in their last group match here on Monday. "For India, the tournament is over," the 63-year-old sa...
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FIH Pro League tie will give us better understanding of Spain ahead of World Cup: Manpreet Singh | Hockey News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India will be hosting Spain in the new season of FIH Pro League next month and captain Manpreet Singh wants to use the opportunity to get a better understanding of their rivals ahead of the 2023 men's hockey World Cup to be held in Bhubaneswar and Rourkela. India will play New Zealand in the first match of the Pro League on October 28 at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, followed by the second game against Spain on October 30. Placed in the same pool, India will take on Spain in their World Cup opener at the newly-built Birsa Munda International Stadium in Rourkela on January 13. "It is great that we will get a chance to play against Spain now in the Pro League matches. It will give us an understanding of their game and what we need to improve upon before we meet them again...
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India to endure Spanish challenge in Hockey World Cup opener | Hockey News – Times of India

India are all set to open their Hockey World Cup campaign against Spain at the newly-constructed Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium in Rourkela on January 13 next year. The hosts will play their remaining two group games against England at the same venue two days later on January 15 and will then travel to Bhubaneswar where they will play their third group game against Wales at Kalinga Stadium on January 19. It's the second consecutive time that Odisha will be hosting the quadrennial event and a lot is expected after the grand success of the 2018 edition which was won by Belgium. But with the event spread over two cities - that are more than 300 km apart - it will be quite a challenge for the organisers as well the competing teams. A total of 44 matches will be played and the games have been sc...