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Young players to prove metal in Hockey World League
Sportslogon Team November 28th 2017


Bhubaneswar : The top eight teams of the World are excited to play in this atmosphere here in the Hockey World League Final at Kalinga Stadium from December 1 to 10. and get used to the conditions before they come back next year to play the Hockey World Cup in the same venue in the month of November 2018.

Not only that all most every teams are packed with talented junior players. This will be the perfect platform for the young guns to prove their metal in the highest form

Netherlands who won the Hockey World League 2017 Semi-Finals in London. They are having 12 youngsters in their team out of which 11 are having experience of less than 50 matches.

Similarly, Belgium named four players from the Junior World Cup squad in the team. While defending champ Australia having twelve players with less than 100 match experiences.

So as German and England teams are having 12 and 10 players respectively in their team, who are having less than 100 international match experience. While host India have added local junior boy Dipsan Tirkey and Amit Rohidas along with four others with less than 40 matches and Spain is the team who gave maximum number of 11 junior starts in the team

It seems that all the teams are in a mood to give ampulla chances to their young stars to prepare their future team ahead of Commonwealth Games 2018, Hockey World Cup 2018 and Olympic Games 2020.

The second practice match of India with England ended in 1-1 draw at Kalinga Stadium here on Tuesday. Both the teams are placed in the pool-B along with German and Australia.

The practice match of both the pool mates before the Hockey World League was a true testing each others strength and week-ness. India’s Gurjant Singh and Mark Gleghorne of England scored a goal each. .
This news was added and updated on : November 29th 2017
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