Team India takes off : The Indian Hockey team is ready to board the plane for France to play two matches, and then travel to Spain for a 3 Nation Tournament, before reaching the Olympics Village in London. After booking their ticket to London by defeating France (8-1) in the Hero FIH Road to London (Men), Delhi 2012 in February, the team has been preparing hard for the Olympics. The tour of France and Spain will be the last outing of the team in the run up to the Games.
During the tour, India will play two test matches against France in Lille on 28 and 30 June 2012. The team will then travel to play two test matches each against Spain and South Africa from 5- 11th of July 2012 at Santander, Spain, before taking part in a 3 Nation Invitational Hockey Tournament at the same venue (Detailed Schedule of the tour can be found here). Continue reading →