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Hockey India announces 24-member Indian Men's Hockey Team for Spain tour

Hockey India on Friday announced a 24-member Indian Men's Hockey Team for the Spanish Hockey Federation International Tournament.

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Hockey India on Friday announced a 24-member Indian Men's Hockey Team for the 100th Anniversary Spanish Hockey Federation International Tournament, which will play a four-nation tournament in Terrasa, Spain from July 25th to 30th. The tournaments is also important in preparation for the much-awaited Hero Asian Champions Trophy Chennai 2023, which will be followed by the crucial Hangzhou Asian Games 2023.

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Hockey India announces 24-member Indian Men's Hockey Team for Spain tour | Sportz Point

India will play against England, Netherlands, and hosts Spain in the four-nation tournament. Image- Hockey India

The Indian Men's Hockey Team will play against the England, Netherlands, and hosts Spain under the leadership of dragflicker and defender Harmanpreet Singh and Vice Captain prolific midfielder Hardik Singh. The matches are being played to mark the 100th anniversary of the Spanish Hockey Federation International Tournament.

Sreejesh Parattu Raveendran and Krishan Bahadur Pathak will take charge of the goalkeeping department. While Harmanpreet Singh, Amit Rohidas, Jarmanpreet Singh, Manpreet Singh, Sanjay will maintain the defence. Veteran defender Varun Kumar and Nilam Sanjeep Xess are back after being missed the FIH Pro League matches in Belgium.

Meanhile in the midfield, Hardik Singh, Vivek Sagar Prasad, Shamsher Singh, Raj Kumar Pal will take the charge. Moreover, Sumit and Nilakanta Sharma are also back in the squad after missing the FIH Pro League matches in Belgium.

At the same time, the forward line will have the lethal attacking prowess of Lalit Kumar Upadhyay, Mandeep Singh, Gurjant Singh, Sukhjeet Singh, Abhishek, Pawan, Dilpreet Singh, Simranjeet Singh, and Karthi Selvam. These skilful and agile forwards possess the ability to score crucial goals, create scoring opportunities, and apply relentless pressure on the opponents' defense.

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"We have carefully chosen a balanced squad that brings together experience and youthful energy. Our aim is to create a cohesive unit that can compete at the highest level." Indian Men's Hockey Team's Chief Coach Craig Fulton said.

"The four-nation tournament in Spain will provide us with the perfect platform to fine-tune our strategies and test our skills against top-quality opposition. It will help us identify areas that need improvement, thus playing a vital role in our preparations for the Asian Champions Trophy and the Asian Games. We are confident that this exposure will enhance our performance and help us gear up for the challenges that lie ahead." Fulton added. 

Indian Men's Hockey Team:

Goalkepers 

1. Sreejesh Parattu Raveendran 

2. Krishan Bahadur Pathak



Defenders 

3. Jarmanpreet Singh  

4. Nilam Sanjeep Xess 

5. Manpreet Singh  

6. Amit Rohidas 

7. Harmanpreet Singh (C) 

8. Varun Kumar 

9. Sanjay



Midfielders 

10. Hardik Singh (VC) 

11. Vivek Sagar Prasad 

12. Sumit 

13. Nilakanta Sharma 

14. Shamsher Singh 

15. Rajkumar Pal                

Forwards 

16. Lalit Kumar Upadhyay 

17. Mandeep Singh 

18. Gurjant Singh 

19. Sukhjeet Singh 

20. Abhishek      

21. Pawan 

22. Dilpreet Singh 

23. Simranjeet Singh 

24. Karthi Selvam 

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