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Argentina reaches for Odisha Hockey World Cup
Sportslogon Team November 21st 2018


Bhubaneswar : The capital city is geared up to host the biggest field hockey event Odisha Hockey Men's World Cup at Kalinga Stadium here from November 28 to December 16.

To add more flavour to the world class event, 2016 Olympic champion Argentina team is the first overseas team arrived here at Biju Patnaik International Airport on Wednesday. Olympic champions in 2016 and bronze medallists at the 2014 World Cup, Argentina placed in Group A along with France, New Zealand and Spain. In their opening campaign they will face Spain on November 29.

Expressing his team's excitement to return to Bhubaneswar where they won the Silver Medal at the Odisha Men's Hockey World League Final 2018, Argentina's dragflick sensation Gonzalo Peillat said, "It will be a great tournament, playing in Bhubaneswar again in front of a crazy crowd, the entire team is looking forward to it and are very excited to be back."

Our team is in a perfect form and we are looking forward a podium finish. Ranking is hardly matters in the World Cup events, all participating teams are equally talented to finish in top. We are well prepared to deliver the things in time, added Gonzalo.

The Olympic Champions have a new Chief Coach in Germán Mariano Orozco who replaced former Chief Coach Carlos Retegui in early 2018 and is a former defender for Argentina having played the Olympic Games in 2000 and 2004.

"I think experience in the team is very good, we have played quite a few tournaments in the lead up to the Odisha Hockey Men's World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018 under a new coach Germán Mariano Orozco and we have been performing well under him, The team is well groomed under the guidance of coach German Orozco. We believe each and every match is important for us, added former Kalinga Lancers player Gonzalo.

Argentina team: Juan Manuel Vivaldi, Tomás Santiago, Gonzalo Peillat, Pedro Ibarra, Juan Ignacio Gilardi, Ignacio Ortiz, Juan Martín López, Matías Rey, Lucas Rossi, Agustín Bugallo, Nicolás Cicileo, Tomás Bettaglio, Matías Paredes, Agustin Mazzilli, Lucas Vila, Maico Casella, Lucas Martínez, Joaquín Menini. .
This news was added and updated on : November 21st 2018
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