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India males’s hockey crew will play host Germany in Krefeld on February 28 and March 2. They will then journey to Antwerp, Belgium the place they’re scheduled to play Britain on March 6 and March 8.
- Last Updated: February 20, 2021, 12:54 IST
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A yr after it final performed a world match, the Indian males’s hockey crew will journey to Europe for a 17-day tour to play two matches every in opposition to Germany and Britain.
The 22-member squad is scheduled to depart for Krefeld, Germany, from Bengaluru on February 21.
India will play host Germany in Krefeld on February 28 and March 2. They will then journey to Antwerp, Belgium the place they’re scheduled to play Britain on March 6 and March 8.
The Indian males’s crew final participated in a world competitors in February, 2020 once they took on Australia through the FIH Hockey Pro League matches in Bhubaneswar. As a results of good performances, the crew had climbed to fourth within the FIH world rankings, India’s highest rating until date.
Over the previous few months, Hockey India has been learning the Covid-19 scenario to work out an appropriate coaching and competitors schedule for the crew as a part of Olympic preparations.
The Tokyo Olympic Games have been postponed from July 2020 to July 2021.
The crew had, over the previous yr, principally skilled in a bio-secure setting in SAI, Bengaluru with pandemic disrupting journey and competitors overseas.
Chief coach Graham Reid mentioned, “We are very grateful for the chance to go to Europe, and we’re trying ahead to having our first aggressive matches in simply over 12 months. Playing in opposition to powerhouse groups like Germany and Britain will present us with nice competitors and assist immensely in our preparation for FIH Hockey Pro League and Olympic Games. Playing any top-10 ranked crew is at all times an excellent expertise for the crew.”