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Keep focussed as a workforce in adversity, do not level fingers: Manpreet’s recommendation to Junior WC facet

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Defending champions India will open their marketing campaign within the FIH Junior World Cup in opposition to France on the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar on Wednesday (November 24), and Manpreet had some key recommendation for Prasad, captain of the house workforce.

“I’ve spoken to Vivek (Prasad) many occasions. I advised him the primary factor for them is to stay as a workforce,” Manpreet stated in a launch issued by Hockey India.

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“Profitable and shedding is a part of the sport. However after we lose, there’s a tendency to level fingers, however I advised him that the workforce shouldn’t do this and simply focus in your recreation. Simply keep as a workforce. And that can allow you to win each match.”

Prasad already has the expertise of taking part in on the highest stage as he was a key a part of India’s marketing campaign within the Tokyo Olympics.

The Indian juniors have been coaching alongside facet the seniors gamers as a part of preparations for the 16-team marquee occasion.

“They really beat us in one of many video games we performed. I’m fairly assured they’ve the flexibility to achieve the ultimate. And in the event that they proceed to play as a workforce all through the match, they will win the trophy,” stated Manpreet.

One other very important member of the Olympic bronze-winning facet PR Sreejesh feels the Indian gamers will miss the group issue because the match is being held inside a bio-bubble with out spectators as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.

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“The workforce has been doing incredible over the past couple of months in Bengaluru. Just lately, we performed a few video games in opposition to them. They appeared prepared to start out the match,” stated the veteran goalkeeper, who was lately conferred with the Main Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna award alongside facet Manpreet.

“(However) I feel the gamers will miss taking part in in entrance of the massive crowd. That’s the fantastic thing about the Kalinga Stadium, the cheers, the sound, they may miss that. Nonetheless, I really feel the environment will assist them to carry out rather well and will probably be a giant studying expertise.”

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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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