It is said in the Hockey world, “A good player plays where the puck is, while the greatest player plays where the puck is going to be.”
There was a time when Indian hockey had slipped down to its lowest of all times with team not able to qualify for Olympics as well. But with the 14th edition of the Hockey World cup, Indian team is all set to go all guns blazing. And they are not underdogs anymore. The current hockey team has been doing remarkably well over the past few years.
Don’t believe us? These facts will make you believe for sure :
- Indian men Hockey team bagged a gold in Asian cup 2017.
- The hockey team bagged a gold in Asian Championship as well in 2018
- Indian Men hockey team bagged a bronze in the FIH Hockey world league during the year 2016-2017.
- The team missed the top of table two consecutive times in champions trophy held during the year 2016 and 2018.
- Indian men hockey team missed the podium with some unfortunate play during the commonwealth games but still ended up 4th in the tournament.
- Indian Men hockey team secured 3rd Position during the Asian Games held in 2018.
Aren’t these enough for you to believe that Indian hockey is coming to its good old days? here a few more reasons to make you believe that not only us but even the world says so!
Even the Spain’s head coach Frederic Soyez believes the men’s hockey World Cup will be evenly-contested with more than seven teams vying for a medal but said India will be among the favorites to lift the trophy.
As per Mark Knowles Indian hockey team dangerous but inconsistent and if they manage to become consistent it is one of the most dangerous sides in the world.
Hockey world cup 2018 fixtures
India is placed in the Pool C of the tournament. The winner of the Pool will go directly into the quarter-finals, while the second and third-placed teams would head into the crossover round, where there will be inter-pool matches.
India’s Schedule for the Hockey World Cup 2018:
November 28, 2018: India vs South Africa (19:00 PM IST)
December 2, 2018: India vs Belgium (19:00 PM IST)
December 8, 2918: India vs Canada (19:00 PM IST)
It’s Happening in India and they need your support to the fullest! So Turn on the TV set and get ready for Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018. We are keeping our hopes high and fingers crossed for the Indian Men’s Hockey team to do remarkably well in this one! Revive your love for the National Sport and show some interest like you show it for the IPL. Good Luck Team India! Chak De!