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Hockey India Title 22 players for men’s Domestic camp

Hockey India on Sunday called 22 players to the national training camp before their critical FIH Olympic Qualifiers to be held on November 2 and 1 in Bhubaneswar. The players will report to main trainer Graham Reid for its camp which starts from Monday in the Kalinga Stadium at Bhubaneswar.

They’ll take on Russia from the key two-match Tokyo Olympic Qualifiers following month.

“I feel that the wins in Belgium certainly promote the group’s confidence going in the FIH Olympic Qualifiers. There were lots of take-ups aways in the excursion and I am convinced that the team is prepared for the struggle against Russia,” Reid said in a statement.

He further said that playing teams such as Belgium and Spain could set the Indian group in good stead before their qualifier from Russia.

“It was a fantastic tour as the staff showed great intensity and could score from penalty corners and area objectives. Playing quality teams such as Belgium and Spain helps before a vital tie. The upcoming few weeks in camp will probably be about keeping our momentum up and becoming accustomed to the playing requirements in Bhubaneswar,” Reid stated.