In the last few days, however, Reid noticed a collective spike in the team’s psyche. The reason for that is the tour to Germany and Belgium for back-to-back test series.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday announced a Rs 20 crore grant for the upcoming international hockey stadium inside the Saltlake Stadium Complex.
Sol Pagella (11') put the Argentina side while Indian forward Salima Tete (54') scored in the final quarter.
Manpreet Singh says India will need to be "mentally prepared" for the several obstacles it might face on its way to the Tokyo Olympics.
The Indian team was forced to train at the Sports Authority of India centre in Bengaluru for several months as international competition came to a halt due to the pandemic.
The camp will take place at the Sports Authority of India campus and the core group will undergo a mandatory quarantine period before re-starting training.
India women's team will hit the restart button and begin its Olympic preparations with the tour of Argentina, starting from January 17 to 31. India will compete in eight matches against the hosts.
Kindo, who played in three World Cups (1971, 1973 and 1975), 1972 Munich Olympics and 1974 Tehran Asian Games, was suffering from age-related illness.
Michael Kindo, a full back in his playing days, was a member of the team that won the lone World Cup for India in 1975 in Kuala Lumpur, beating arch-rivals Pakistan in the final.
Indian hockey will hit the restart button and begin the Olympic preparations when the women's team travels to Argentina next week for its first tour in nearly a year.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday announced that India's biggest hockey stadium will come up at Rourkela and the 20,000-capacity facility will host matches of FIH men's World Cup in 2023.
The International Hockey Federation (FIH) on Monday confirmed that the Belgium men's team and the Netherlands' women will finish the year at the top of the world rankings.
Aslam Sher Khan sent the letter to Kiren Rijiju on Monday, just days before the Delhi High Court hears his plea in which he alleged that Hockey India had created posts in violation of the code.
Mohinder Pal Singh, who is better known as MP Singh, has been suffering from kidney ailment and the 58-year-old is on dialysis waiting for a donor for transplant.
The initiative will provide opportunities for all age groups (both male and female) to continue their passion for hockey and remain active in the sport irrespective of any age barrier, the HI said in a release.
MP Singh, who also served as the coach of the Indian hockey team, was an outstanding player who represented the country at various international events, including the 1988 Summer Olympics.
Following the pandemic-induced hiatus, India will resume international duty at the Asian Champions Trophy scheduled to be held in Dhaka in March next year.
Britain and Germany (men) were due to clash next weekend, while China and Belgium were to go up against each other in the women's competition in January next year.
The national camps for the men's and women's hockey teams resumed at the Sports Authority of India centre in August after a 45-day break because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rani Rampal had led India to the podium at the 2018 Asian Games and also guided the team to the Olympics for the second successive time.
Bram Lomans and Dennis van de Pol have been hired for 10 weeks to help drag-flickers and goalkeepers respectively.
Manpreet Singh was one of the six hockey players to test positive for Covid-19 at the team's training base in Bengaluru last month after they arrived for the national camp.
Graham Reid said even though the future looks uncertain with no international competition scheduled for this year, the men's hockey team can regain the intensity by the end of this year.
With the men’s and women’s teams gradually returning to action, coaches Graham Reid and Sjoerd Marijne plot the road ahead.
Five of the six players, including captain Manpreet Singh, who had tested positive for the virus upon returning for the training camp at the National Centre of Excellence in Bengaluru, completed their post-recovery isolation period on Wednesday.