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Canada coach wary of India in qualifiers

Canada hockey captain Ken Pereira has admitted that it will be extremely tough to beat India at their own backyard in the Olympic qualifiers next month

Written by Press Trust Of India | New Delhi | Published: February 2, 2012 1:16:56 am

Canada hockey captain Ken Pereira has admitted that it will be extremely tough to beat India at their own backyard in the Olympic qualifiers next month. “Indian side is always a strong team,they always play well at home,we saw them play in the recent Champions challenge and they looked very good. Few new players and a new coach but I am sure they are adjusting well,” Pereira said from Canada.

“After missing out on the last Olympics they are very motivated and ready to play,” he added.

“But it does not mean other teams don’t have a chance. I do love the crowd in India as they really get into the games. It makes it very exciting and coming from Canada where the crowds are significantly smaller,its always fun,” the 39-year-old midfielder who is also a two-time Olympian,said.

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