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  Hockey: India Men start Europe Tour with huge win
28 Feb 2021

Playing their first international match after 12 months, Indian Men Hockey Team, led by goalkeeper PR Sreejesh, outclassed hosts Germany 6-1 in the first of their four-match Europe Tour in Krefeld (Germany) today. Mid-fielder Vivek Sagar Prasad was the chief architect of the India win, scoring twice within one minute.

World No 4 India will next meet World No 6 Germany at the same venue on March 2. The 22-member Indian team, featuring three players from Odisha, will now travel to Antwerp (Belgium) where they are scheduled to play against Great Britain team on March 6 and 8. The three Odisha players are: defenders Birendra Lakra, Amit Rohidas and Dipsan Tirkey.

INDIAN MEND TEAM: Goalkeepers: PR Sreejesh (Captain), Krishan Bahadur Pathak. Defenders: Amit Rohidas, Dipsan Tirkey, Gurinder Singh, Harmanpreet Singh (Vice-captain), Surender Kumar, Jarmanpreet Singh, Birendra Lakra. Midfielders: Chinglensana Singh, Nilakanta Sharma, Hardik Singh, Vivek Sagar Prasad, Rajkumar Pal, Simranjeet Singh, Shamsher Singh, Akashdeep Singh. Forwards: Gurjant Singh, Ramandeep Singh, Dilpreet Singh, Mandeep Singh, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay.
Coaches & Support Staff: Graham Reid (Chief Coach), Gregg Clark (Analytical Coach), Piyush Kumar Dubey (Coach), Robin Anthony Webster Arkell (Scientific Advisor), Ashok Kumar C (Video Analyst), Arup Naskar (Masseur).

28 Feb, 2021:
India (Nilakanta Sharma 13, Vivek Sagar Prasad 27, 28; Lalit Kumar Upadhyay 41, Akashdeep Singh 42, Harmanpreet Singh 47) beat Germany (Constantin Staib 14) 6-1.
PHOTO: Odisha defender Dipsan Tirkey in action during the first match of Indian Senior Men Team against Germany in Krefeld on 28 February, 2021.



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