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newshockey3 months ago

2021 Tokyo Olympics | Hockey India appoints Manpreet Singh as captain of the men's team

Indian half-back Manpreet Singh has been appointed as the captain of the national team for the upcoming 2021 Tokyo Olympics, which begins next month. The Punjab-based player was part of India's squad in both the 2012 London and 2016 Rio Games and will be making his third appearances at the Olympics.
Press Release
newshockeya year ago

Hockey camps to start on August 19 despite six players struck by Covid-19

The Sports Authority of India (SAI) has given clearance for the national hockey camps to start as per schedule on August 19, even though six of the players from the men’s squad are affected by Covid-19. The players hit by the virus are currently admitted to a multispecialty hospital in Bengaluru.
SportsCafe Desk
newshockeya year ago

Hockey Pro League will give us tough top level competition ahead of Tokyo Olympics, claims Graham Reid

Indian team head coach Graham Reid believes that the Hockey Pro League would give them top-level competition in the build-up to the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. India is set to resume its maiden Pro League campaign when they take on Argentina on April 10 and 11 next in a revised schedule.
Press Release
newshockey2 years ago

Pro League will help us work out our Olympic squad, says Graham Reid

India hockey team chief coach Graham Reid believes taking part in the FIH Pro League, where he will have 32-33 player squad will help him try out different combinations and finalise his Olympic squad. India came out 11-3 winners against Russia on aggregate in their Olympic qualifier matches.
SportsCafe Desk
newshockey2 years ago

FIH Olympic Qualifiers | World rankings hardly matter in professional hockey, believes Graham Reid

India’s chief hockey coach Graham Reid feels that world No 22 Russia proved with their performance that rankings hardly have any significance in professional field hockey. India won the match 4-2 but Reid was left disappointed and hopes his team will put up a much-improved performance on Saturday.
SportsCafe Desk
newshockey2 years ago

Really disappointing for Varun Kumar, regrets Graham Reid

Indian hockey team will be without the services of Varun Kumar in their Olympic qualifiers against Russia and head coach Graham Reid has expressed his disappointment over the youngster not being able to showcase his talent. Varun injured his shoulder and right bicep in training earlier this week.
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featurehockey2 years ago

Junior World Cup winner Nilakanta Sharma aims Olympics success with senior side

Midfielder Nilakanta Sharma, who won the Junior World Cup title in 2016, is now eager to perform for the Indian men’s team and take them to the Tokyo Olympics. In an exclusive interview with SportsCafe, Nilakanta has described his journey from a small village in Manipur to the Indian hockey team. 
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featurehockey2 years ago

FIH Olympic Qualifiers | Playing against lower-ranked team is not about them, it’s about us, believes PR Sreejesh

Ahead of India’s FIH Olympic Qualifier matches against Russia, PR Sreejesh has mentioned that the matches are important for India as they are facing a lower-ranked team and the Olympics qualification is at stake. Sreejesh also explained about Krishan Bahadur Pathak’s performance in the post.
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newshockey2 years ago

Birendra Lakra, Kothajit Singh axed from Olympic Qualifiers clash

The new Indian hockey men’s team announced saw names like Birendra Lakra and Kothajit Singh being axed from the list while Rupinder Pal Singh was taken back as India are preparing to take on Russia for the Olympic Qualifiers on November 1-2. The women’s team announced has remained unchanged.
SportsCafe Desk
newshockey2 years ago

FIH Olympic Qualifiers | Manpreet Singh to lead India men’s team against Russia

Hockey India has named the 18-member Indian men’s team for the upcoming FIH Olympic Qualifier games against Russia which will be held on November 1 and 2 at the Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar. Manpreet Singh will continue to lead the Graham Reid-coached side with SV Sunil as his deputy.
Press Release