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India units sight on FIH Men’s Hockey5s World Cup in Oman

New Delhi [India], September 5 (ANI): The International Hockey Federation (FIH) unveiled the swimming pools for the extremely anticipated FIH Men’s Hockey5s World Cup Oman 2024, which can happen from January 24 to January 31 subsequent yr in Muscat, Oman.

Sixteen nations will compete within the inaugural version of the event they usually have been divided into 4 teams of 4 groups every, with India being positioned in Pool B together with Egypt, Switzerland, and Jamaica, as per Hockey India press launch.

India earned their qualification for the event after a profitable trophy win on the inaugural Men’s Hockey5s Asia Cup, defeating Pakistan 4-4 (2-0 SO) within the Final at Salalah, Oman on Saturday.

Speaking on the competitors in retailer, Mandeep Mor, who led the Indian group as Captain within the event stated as quoted by Hockey India, “We will not take any teams lightly. We have a good time to prepare for the tournament and we will look to improve in certain areas. We will also study our opponents thoroughly and see their match footage to get an understanding of what we can expect.”Meanwhile, the Netherlands have been drawn with Pakistan, Poland and Nigeria in Pool A. Australia, New Zealand, TrinidadTobago and Kenya are positioned in Pool C, whereas hosts Oman will face Malaysia, the United States and Fiji in Pool D.

“There are some really strong teams that have qualified for the inaugural edition of the FIH Men’s Hockey5s World Cup Oman 2024. Everyone will enter the tournament with the hopes of becoming the first-ever World Champions and we want to do that as well. We will focus on our own game and try to stick to our game plans to achieve positive results,” Mandeep added.

The memorable Final of the Men’s Hockey5s Asia Cup went proper all the way down to the wire and was finally determined within the ShootOut. Mohammed Raheel (19′, 26′) Jugraj Singh (7′), and Maninder Singh (10′) have been heading in the right direction within the regulation time, whereas Gurjot Singh and Maninder Singh scored for India within the ShootOut to script the 4-4 (2-0 SO) win in opposition to neighbouring rivals Pakistan.

Speaking on India’s displaying within the event, Mandeep Mor stated, “We performed really well and we stuck to our plans. We had to face some tough situations during the matches when we were trailing. But we kept our composure and managed to maintain a positive frame of mind. We felt we kept growing as a unit throughout the competition, and hence we were able to win the trophy.”Indian Men’s Hockey Team started their marketing campaign with a 15-1 win over Bangladesh of their opening recreation of the Elite Pool after which adopted it up with a 12-2 win over Oman. India went down 4-5 to Pakistan however defeated Malaysia 7-5 and Japan 35-1 to complete within the second place within the Elite pool desk with 12 factors in 5 video games. India defeated Malaysia 10-4 to succeed in the Final after which defeated Pakistan in a thriller to say the trophy.

The Indian defender additional added that their efficiency within the event has boosted the group’s confidence forward of the FIH Men’s Hockey5s World Cup Oman 2024.

“The tournament has helped us grow our confidence in heaps and bounds. We feel we have learned a lot about our strengths and the areas where we can improve upon. We will hope to continue our momentum and hope to get a podium finish at the inaugural FIH Men’s Hockey5s World Cup Oman 2024,” Mandeep Mor signed off. (ANI)

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