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Junior Hockey World Cup: Title holders India search inspiration from Olympic bronze medallist seniors

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Indian
males’s
senior
facet
created
historical past
at
the
Tokyo
Olympics
by
claiming
a
bronze
medal
after
41
years.
The
junior
facet
would
look
to
wrap
up
the
profitable
2021
season
by
retaining
the
World
Cup
title,
which
would
be
its
third.

The
staff
first
gained
the
World
Cup
title
in
2001
in
Australia
earlier than
reclaiming
the
crown
in
the
final
version
of
the
occasion
in
2016
in
Lucknow.

The
junior
hockey
World
Cup
is
thought-about
a
stepping
stone
for
aspiring
kids
to
play
the
recreation
at
the
senior
stage
as
9
gamers
from
the
2016
squad
represented
India
at
the
Tokyo
Video games.

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And
many
members
of
the
Vivek
Sagar
Prasad-led
Indian
staff
would
look
to
showcase
their
potential
and
impress
upon
the
nationwide
selectors
for
a
place
in
the
senior
facet.

Getting
the
alternative
to
keep,
prepare
and
play
matches
in opposition to
senior
facet
forward
of
the
occasion
has
been
a
blessing
for
the
juniors.

Apart from
seniors
like
Manpreet
Singh
and
PR
Sreejesh,
India
chief
coach
Graham
Reid
has
been
working
relentlessly
with
the
Indian
junior
facet,
being
coached
by
veteran
BJ
Kariappa.

In
Arjuna
awardee
Prasad,
the
hosts
will
be
led
by
somebody
who
has
already
performed
the
recreation
at
the
highest
stage
as
he
was
half
of
the
Olympic
bronze-winning
facet.
Prasad
will
be
assisted
by
star
drag-flicker
Sanjay
as
his
deputy.

“Our
staff
grew to become
the
champions
in
2016
and
now
our
goal
is
to
proceed
to
carry out
in
a
related
method,”
Prasad
stated.

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Chief
coach
Reid
stated
the
alternative
to
prepare
alongside
facet
senior
facet
will
definitely
profit
the
juniors.

“Whereas
we
did
not
have
abroad
competitors,
the
juniors
performed
some
observe
video games
in opposition to
the
senior
staff
in
Bhubaneswar,
which
have been
fairly
worthwhile.

“Since
arriving
in
Bhubaneswar,
we
have
been
getting
used
to
the
stadium.
It is
good
that
we
are
getting
to
prepare
right here
earlier than
we
begin,”
Reid
stated.

India
are
positioned
in
Pool
B
in
the
16-team
competitors
alongside
facet
France,
Canada
and
Poland
and
are
overwhelming
favourites
to
prime
the
pool.

Pool
A
consists
of
European
heavyweights
Belgium,
Malaysia,
Chile
and
South
Africa,
whereas
Netherlands,
Spain,
Korea
and
USA
are
in
in
Pool
C.

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Pool
D
will
see
Germany,
Pakistan,
Egypt
and
Argentina
face
off
in opposition to
every
different.
The
prime
two
groups
from
every
pool
will
qualify
for
the
quarterfinals.

India
are
one
of
the
event
favourites
alongside
facet
Belgium,
Germany
and
Netherlands,
particularly
after
the
pull
out
of
Australia
and
England
due
to
COVID-related
journey
restrictions.

5
international locations
have
historically
dominated
the
event
with
Germany
being
the
most
profitable
staff
with
six
titles,
adopted
by
India
(twice).

Argentina,
Australia
and
Pakistan
have
gained
the
event
as soon as
every.
Reid
feels
a
combination
of
“flexibility
and
flare”
provides
India
the
greatest
alternative
to
defend
the
title.

“We
have
chosen
a
group
of
20
gamers,
a
staff
of
18,
and
two
alternate
gamers,
who
we
consider
give
us
the
greatest
likelihood
of
defending
our
title
as
Junior
World
Cup
champions.

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“It
is
a
well-balanced
facet
with
a
lot
of
flexibility
and
flare.
The
key
to
these
guys
performing
on
the
massive
stage
will
be
to
belief
in
every
different
and
belief
in
their
preparation,”
the
Australian
stated.

After
France,
India
will
play
Canada
and
Poland
on
November
25
and
27
respectively.
All
matches
will
be
held
inside
a
bio-bubble
with out
spectators
at
the
Kalinga
Stadium.

In
different
matches
on
the
opening
day,
Belgium
will
play
South
Africa,
Malaysia
will
face
Chile,
Germany
will
take
on
Pakistan
and
Canada
will
lock
horns
in opposition to
Poland.

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COVID hits girls’s Asian Champions Trophy: Indian participant checks constructive, match in opposition to Korea cancelled

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Even
although
the
Asian
Hockey
Federation
is
but
to
come
out
with
a
assertion,
a
Hockey
India
supply
confirmed
that
one
participant
has
examined
constructive.

The
AHF
assertion
is
additionally
anticipated
to
clear
the
air
on
India’s
participation
in
the
the rest
of
the
event.

“Sure,
a
participant
has
examined
constructive
so
as we speak’s
recreation
in opposition to
Korea
has
been
cancelled.
The
AHF
will
come
out
with
additional
assertion
on
the
matter,”
the
supply
advised
PTI.

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The
pandemic
had
forged
its
shadow
on
the
event
on
Tuesday
(December
7)
itself
when
India’s
second
match
in opposition to
Malaysia
was
cancelled
due
to
COVID-related
points.

Malaysia
was
pressured
to
be
absent
from
at
least
the
first
two
days
of
competitors
after
one
of
its
gamers,
Nurul
Faezah
Shafiqah
Khalim,
examined
constructive
for
COVID-19
upon
arrival
in
South
Korea.

In accordance
to
sources,
simply
like
Malaysia,
the
Indian
contingent
is
possible
to
endure
quarantine
after
the
constructive
end result.

Final
version’s
runners-up,
India
had
earlier
thrashed
a
lowly
Thailand
13-0
with
drag-flicker
Gurjit
Kaur
scoring
5
objectives.

India
are
the
highest-ranked
staff
taking
half
as
they
sit
ninth
in
the
Worldwide
Hockey
Federation’s
girls’s
rankings.

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The
Girls’s
Asian
Champions
Trophy
was
initially
scheduled
for
2020
however
was
postponed
a number of
instances
as a result of
of
the
COVID-19
pandemic.

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Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik lauds profitable completion of FIH Hockey Males’s Junior World Cup

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Domene’s hat-trick fingers Argentina second Junior Hockey World Cup title

This was the primary main worldwide hockey event held in India after the Covid-19 pandemic halted all occasions in March 2020. With hockey returning to its hub in Bhubaneswar which has hosted a number of worldwide tournaments together with the FIH Males’s World Cup in 2018, the officers of each Hockey India and Odisha State Authorities ensured secure enjoying surroundings was supplied for gamers from 16 high nations in addition to officers from numerous nations.

Lauding the efforts of the organisers, Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik mentioned, “Firstly, I congratulate the winners of the celebrated FIH Odisha Hockey Males’s Junior World Cup 2021. I additionally prolong greetings to all of the taking part groups who performed within the true spirit of the sport. I additionally congratulate the hosts Hockey India and the officers of Odisha State Authorities who ensured this occasion was an enormous success they usually established all of the covid-related protocols to make sure a secure enjoying surroundings was supplied to those younger and rising stars of world hockey.

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“This was the primary massive worldwide hockey event being held in India after the Covid-19 pandemic which halted all sporting occasions in March 2020 and I’m very proud that we have now witnessed profitable completion regardless of a number of challenges together with cyclone Jawad.”

The FIH President Dr Narinder Dhruv Batra, offered a reproduction of the Junior World Cup trophy to the Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik as a gesture of deep appreciation for all of the assist prolonged by the Odisha State Authorities to host this prestigious occasion for rising stars of world hockey. He additionally offered a reproduction of the Junior World Cup to the Honourable Minister Sports activities and Youth Companies Tusharkanti Behera in addition to Shri Vishal Dev, IAS, Secretary, Division of Finance, Odisha State Authorities and Shri Vineel Krishna, Commisioner-cum-Secretary, Division of Sports activities and Youth Companies, Authorities of Odisha.

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Thanking all of the officers from Odisha State Authorities who labored round the clock to make this occasion a grand success, Gyanendro Ningombam, President Hockey India mentioned, “It was completely pleasant to see hockey return to its favorite hub – Bhubaneswar, Odisha which has now turn out to be synonymous to world hockey for it is unbelievable infrastructure in addition to the hockey-loving folks of the state.

“We’re very lucky to have unparalleled assist from the Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik as effectively all of the officers concerned in making this occasion an enormous success. There have been a number of challenges that had been overcome to host this event in a secure method. I prolong my deepest gratitude to Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik in addition to all of the officers from the Odisha State Authorities for his or her efforts in making this a grand success.”

Supply: Hockey India

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Domene’s hat-trick fingers Argentina second Junior Hockey World Cup title

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Domene transformed three penalty corners within the tenth, twenty fifth and fiftieth minute, whereas Franco Agoistini (sixtieth) scored a area aim simply seconds from the ultimate hooter at hand Argentina their second title. Julius Hayner (thirty sixth) and Mas Pfandt (forty seventh) had been the aim getters for Germany.

Argentina had earlier gained the title means again in 2005 in Rotterdam the place they defeated Australia 2-1. The Argentines had been by far the higher aspect on show within the first quarter as they dominated the sport by urgent arduous on the German defence.

As has been their recreation, the Germans sat again and waited for counterattacks. However Germany’s ploy backfired as Argentina took the lead within the tenth minute by Domene from a penalty nook.

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Argentina doubled their lead within the twenty fifth minute when Domene as soon as once more discovered the again of the web from a penalty nook to enter half time main 2-0. However the Germans got here out a totally totally different aspect after the change of ends and and managed to scale back the margin within the thirty sixth minute by a area strike by Hayner.

Trailing by a aim and with simply quarter-hour remaining, the Germans continued to assault and drew stage in forty seventh minute when Pfandt scored from a set piece. Nevertheless it was to not be Germany’s day as Domene struck once more from a set piece within the fiftieth minute earlier than Agostini scored from a area effort simply on the stroke of the ultimate hooter to shatter Germany’s seventh title hopes.

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Earlier within the day, defending champions India misplaced 1-3 to France to complete fourth within the competitors.

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