The Fans of HockeySchedulesIndian Men Hockey team to play Spain and France in Europe Tour

The Indian Men Hockey Team will be playing against France and Spain in their Europe tour from 31 July to 14 August 2015 in five matches.During the Tour, India will play twice against France and thrice against Spain in preparation for the all important FIH Hockey World League Final to be held in India later this year.

Indian Hockey team for Europe (France and Spain) tour 2015

Indian Hockey team for Europe (France and Spain) tour 2015

The 21 member Indian squad was selected post the Preparatory Camp held in Shilaroo from 19 July 2015 and was announced today.

The Indian team will be captained by midfielder Sardar Singh and will be supported by PR Sreejesh as vice-captain. The team is all set for the clash post their 4th finish in the recently concluded FIH Men’s Hockey World League Semi-Finals at Antwerp, Belgium. Gurjinder Singh and VR Raghunath will return in defence line of the Indian team, while SV Sunil will boost the attacking line.

Indian team will play its first match on 3rd August 2015 against host team France at Le Touquet. Full Schedule of the tour is as given below:

Date

Local Time

Indian Time

Team

Vs

Team

Venue

03 August 2015

18:00

21:30

India

Vs

France

Le Touquet

05 August 2015

14:30

18:00

India

Vs

France

Wattigies Sports Centre

10 August 2015

19:00

22:30

India

Vs

Spain

Junior F.C.

12 August 2015

11:00

14:30

India

Vs

Spain

Junior F.C.

13 August 2015

11:00

14:30

India

VS

Spain

R.C. Polo

Speaking on the Tour, Roelant Oltmans, Director, High Performance and Indian Men Chief Coach said, “It’s a very important series for us as this will be a base for us to understand how do we perform and deliver as a unit and the grey areas to be improved before the FIH World League Finals. Basis the performance in December 2015, our next step is then the RIO Olympics 2016. Hence from here all tournaments are very important for us, as we have to keep working and growing as a team. We are not taking the upcoming series lightly as both teams are very competitive and playing against them will help better our tackle against the European style of hockey”.

Indian Hockey Team for Europe Tour:
GOALKEEPERS: PR Sreejesh, Harjot Singh
DEFENDERS: Birendra Lakra, Kothajit Singh, VR Raghunath, Jasjit Singh, Rupinder Pal Singh, Gurjinder Singh
MIDFIELDERS: Sardar Singh, Chinglensana Singh, SK Uthappa, Satbir Singh, Danish Mujtaba, Devinder Walmiki
FORWARDS: SV Sunil, Ramandeep Singh, Akashdeep Singh, Mandeep Singh, Talwinder Singh, Lalit Upadhyay, Mohd. Amir Khan

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