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No Team Can Be Taken Lightly In Hockey Men’s Junior World Cup, Says Graham Reid

With just a month to go for the a great deal-anticipated FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s Junior World Cup Bhubaneswar 2021, which is scheduled to start on November 24, the Indian team’s preparations to protect the title are in total swing below in SAI, Bengaluru where the group is schooling in a bio-bubble. Chief coach Graham Reid, who is overseeing the team’s schooling, reported that the players are psyched to compete with the world’s very best teams on dwelling floor in Bhubaneswar.

“There is surely a great deal of excitement among the the players and there is some anxiousness far too as we are nevertheless to choose the final group that will participate in in the Junior World Cup. But obtaining reported that, the players are all quite upbeat and are seeking forward to playing in Bhubaneswar as they have heard a great deal about the location from their senior compatriots,” reported Reid in an formal release.

India Colts are grouped in pool B together with France, Canada and Poland. They will start their marketing campaign on November 24 with their opening match from France. India will participate in their next pool B match on November twenty five from Canada and will participate in Poland in their 3rd pool match on November 27.

Speaking about the pool stage and the teams India is grouped with, Reid reported: “No group can be taken lightly in an function like the World Cup. I often tell the players to consider it a person match-at-a-time and not get forward of ourselves at any place in the match right until we have realized what we have established out for. What is important for us is to get some great apply matches in Bhubaneswar so the players get a come to feel of the pitch and I am conversing to coaches of some European teams to see if we can participate in friendlies with them when they arrive in Bhubaneswar.”


Reflecting on Reid’s views, Mentor BJ Kariappa who has been with the India Colts group because 2017 said that this is a talented bunch and is all set to put up a great obstacle in Bhubaneswar. “The great detail about our preparations is that both of those Junior and Senior Guys are housed in the identical campus below in SAI, Bengaluru. So, we get to participate in a great deal of interior matches with the Senior group and the electrical power inside of the group is great and every a person is pushing the other player to accomplish on a everyday basis. This group has some really talented players with great talent. I feel we are all set for the obstacle in Bhubaneswar.”

The other 15 teams in the fray at the FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s Junior World Cup Bhubaneswar 2021 are Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Egypt, France, Germany, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, Poland, South Africa, Spain, The Netherlands and United States.

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