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newshockey7 months 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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newshockey7 months ago

FIH Olympic Qualifiers | Birendra Lakra to replace injured Varun Kumar

Birendra Lakra has been called in to replace injured Varun Kumar in the Indian men’s team ahead of the FIH Series Finals in Bhubaneswar. Varun Kumar was ruled out of the two games against Russia after he sustained an injury on his right shoulder and bicep during training at the Kalinga Stadium.
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newshockey7 months ago

FIH Olympic Qualifiers | Team India mentally prepared for Russian challenge, believes VR Raghunath

VR Raghunath believes that the Indian men’s hockey team is mentally prepared for the FIH Olympic Qualifier matches which will be played against Russia next month. Raghunath heaped praise on the drag-flickers in the 18-man Indian squad and also talked about the benefits of playing FIH Pro League.
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reporthockey10 months ago

Olympic Test Event | Mandeep Singh, Gursahibjit Singh shine as India thrash Malaysia in campaign opener

Two goals each by Mandeep Singh and Gursahibjit Singh helped India register an emphatic 6-0 win against Malaysia in their first game of the Olympic Test Event in Tokyo, Japan. Gurinder Singh and SV Sunil scored one each for the Harmanpreet Singh-led team against their continental rivals.
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reporthockeya year ago

India thrash South Africa in final to win FIH Series Finals

India completely outplayed South Africa in the final of the FIH Series Finals to seal a memorable 5-1 win at the Kalinga Stadium in what was Graham Reid's first event as India coach. India have still not sealed an Olympic berth but have boosted their chances drastically by winning the tournament
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newshockeya year ago

FIH Series Finals | India shouldn’t take their matches loosely, asserts Lazarus Barla

Former Olympian Lazarus Barla has stated that the Indian hockey team should not take the matches in the FIH Series Finals lightly. The former defender also said that the Hockey India has selected the best available team for the tournament which will be the first step for the Olympic qualification.
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newshockeya year ago

FIH Series Finals | Manpreet Singh, Birendra Lakra aim at rectifying old mistakes

Skipper Manpreet Singh has stated that the Indian hockey team would want to capitalise on the goal-scoring chances during the FIH Series Finals. Vice-captain Birendra Lakra also echoed the captain’s comments and said that the coach is helping the team rectify the mistakes through video analysis.
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newshockeya year ago

FIH Series Finals | We have selected well-balanced group including Ramandeep Singh and Varun Kumar, asserts Graham Reid

Indian men’s hockey coach Graham Reid has stated that they have selected a well-balanced team for the FIH Series Finals by including striker Ramandeep Singh and defender Varun Kumar. Reid said that the Indian team’s focus during the tournament in June will be on the consistency of performance.
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newshockeya year ago

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup | India thrash Canada by 7-3 goals to top the pool standings

India has now moved to the top of the table in the ongoing Sultan Azlan Shah Cup after defeating Canada by a huge margin of 7-3 goals in Ipoh, Malaysia. India is unbeaten in the tournament so far with three wins and one draw from the four matches that they have played in the tournament.
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newshockeya year ago

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup | India register 4-2 win against hosts Malaysia on Day 3

India defeated hosts Malaysia by a margin of two goals in their third game of the ongoing Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament in Ipoh. Sumit and Sumit Kumar scored for India in the first half while Varun Kumar and Mandeep Singh found the back of the net in the second one to help India win.
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