newshockey6 days ago

India to tour Belgium ahead of Olympic qualifiers against Russia in November

Indian men's hockey team captain Manpreet Singh announced on Tuesday that his team will venture on a preparatory tour to Belgium for their Tokyo 2020 Olympics qualifier against Russia in November. The women’s team faces a tricky test in their qualifiers against the USA on the same date.
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newshockey13 days ago

FIH Pro League provides great opportunity to play against top teams, says Manpreet Singh

Manpreet Singh has underlined the fact that playing in the FIH Pro League will be beneficial for the Indian players as it will give an opportunity to play against the top teams in the world. The Indian men's team will play its first Pro League game against The Netherlands on 18 January 2020.
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newshockey14 days ago

India hockey team getting in-house English speaking lessons

Given the extreme need to know the language to understand the increasing foreign staff in the training ground and also to realize what opponents are communicating, the Indian men’s senior team has started getting in-house English classes before they leave for the Olympics Test event in Tokyo.
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newshockeya month ago

Olympic Test Event will give youngsters good exposure, feels Mandeep Singh

Mandeep Singh has said that the Olympic Test Event in Japan will give the Indian youngsters a good exposure ahead of the FIH Olympic Qualifiers, which will be played later this year. The vice-captain of for this tournament has also mentioned that it will definitely be a new challenge for him.
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newshockey2 months ago

Harmanpreet Singh to lead 18-member Indian hockey team for Olympic Test Event

Harmanpreet Singh will be leading the 18-member Indian men’s hockey team for the upcoming Olympic Test Event which will be played in August in Japan. Ashis Topno and Shamsher Singh have earned place in the senior Indian team for the first time while SV Sunil has also made a comeback.
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newshockey2 months ago

We are on our toes to qualify, asserts Manpreet Singh

Manpreet Singh is adamant that the only thing on the Indian hockey team's mind is to secure qualification for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Meanwhile, Rani Rampal added that her group of players are also gunning to repeat their feat of Rio 2016, where they successfully made the cut.
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newshockey2 months ago

Asian style is missing now, which is hurting Indian hockey, asserts Deepak Thakur

Deepak Thakur has stated that the Asian style of hockey is missing among the Indian players and that is hurting the sport in the country at the moment. The former India international also mentioned that the former players who excelled in Asian style of hockey should be brought in as coaches.
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newshockey2 months ago

Our focus is on sealing Olympic Qualification in November, states Manpreet Singh

Manpreet Singh has stated that the upcoming few months will be crucial for the Indian hockey team and will give them a chance to capture their best form ahead of the Olympic qualifiers in November. He further discussed that the recently appointed coach and his interactions so far, with the team.
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newshockey2 months ago

Graham Reid is not trying to change much, states Manpreet Singh

Manpreet Singh has asserted that the head coach of the Indian men’s hockey team Graham Reid is not trying to make a lot of changes in the way the team is playing. The skipper has also added that most of the coaches try to assess what they have and same is the case with the Australian.
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newshockey2 months ago

34-member Core probables announced by Hockey India for Men's National Camp

Hockey India announced the 34 core probable players on Sunday for the Indian Men's National Coaching Camp, which is scheduled to begin on July 8, 2019, in Sports Authority of India, Bengaluru Campus. Following this, the Indian team will be travelling to Japan for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Test Event
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