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FIH Pro League will serve as good preparation for Olympics, says Rupinder Pal Singh

After opting out of the inaugural tournament last year, the Indian men's hockey team will open its campaign in the FIH Pro League against The Netherlands at home in January next year.

Olympic Qualifiers: Indian men face lowly Russia, tough USA awaits women

Both the Indian teams will play back-to-back matches against Russia and USA on Friday and Saturday and the aggregate winners at the end of the two-match qualifier will seal their places in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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Hockey: Mandeep, Akashdeep guide India to a 2-0 win over Belgium

Mandeep and Akashdeep sounded the board in the 39th and 54th minute respectively to seal the match in India's favour. In a gritty first quarter, India were the ones who took the initiative early, forcing Loic van Doren into a save from the first Penalty Corner of the game.

Indian hockey teams set for Test event challenge ahead of Olympic qualifiers

Both (Men's and Women's) teams are preparing for the FIH Olympic Qualifiers, which are to be held in November later this year. The winners of the FIH Olympic Qualifiers will secure their place in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Indian hockey's new mantra: Score early and create scoreboard pressure

In the ongoing FIH Series Finals here, World No. 5 India have been scoring goals at will under the leadership of new coach Graham Reid, and would want to continue the trend of putting the pressure on the opposition early on.

FIH Series Finals: India maul hapless Russia 10-0

After a slow start, India kicked up the gears against Russia in the opening match of FIH Series Finals to start their 2020 Olympics qualification campaign on a high.

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Coach Graham Reid wants to rope in psychologist to work with mentally fragile Indian players

A "stable mind" is the need of the hour in modern hockey, says new chief coach Graham Reid, hinting that a full-time psychologist may soon join the Indian team in its quest for Olympic qualification.

Indian hockey team starts its quest for Olympic berth in FIH Series Finals

The Indian men's hockey team embarks on a new journey under recently-appointed chief coach Graham Reid as the eight-time champions start its quest for 2020 Tokyo Olympics qualification with the FIH Series Finals which begins here Thursday.

Against Australia, India revert to type

Despite the two goals – scored by Nilakanta Sharma and Rupinderpal Singh – it can be argued that India's overall performance level had dropped on Friday compared to Wednesday's first test, which they had lost 4-0.

Media lesson for Indian hockey team: 'Be like Virat Kohli, not Hardik Pandya'

The players were also given a list of dos and don’ts while talking in public, and encouraged to learn from Virat Kohli on how to deal with the media after a defeat.

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