India pooled with Olympic champions Germany for hockey World League Final

India start their preparations for the January 10-18 tournament on December 28 at Major Dhayan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi.

Updated: December 27, 2013 16:44 IST
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New Delhi: The training camp of the senior men core probables for the World Hockey League Final to be held in the capital from January 10-18 will begin at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium on Saturday.

India is placed in Pool A with Germany, England and New Zealand, while Australia, Netherlands, Belgium and Argentina are placed in Pool B.

India will open its campaign against England on January 10 followed by New Zealand on January 11 and Germany on January 13.

Playing against all top teams of the World in this tournament will be good exposure for the Indian Men Hockey team prior to their preparations for the FIH Men's World Cup to be held in The Hague, Netherlands from May 31 to June 15.

The 28 senior men core probables will be part of the preparatory camp.

The List of Probables is as under:

Goalkeepers: 1. PR Sreejesh 2. PT Rao 3. Harjot Singh

Defenders: 4. Harbir Singh Sandhu 5. Rupinder Pal Singh 6. V R Raghunath 7. Birendra Lakra 8. Gurmail Singh 9. Amit Rohidas 10. Kothajit Singh Khadangbam 11. Gurjinder Singh

Midfielders: 12. S K Uthappa 13. M B Aiyappa 14. Dharamvir Singh 15. Chinglensana Singh Kangujam 16. Sardar Singh 17. Manpreet Singh 18. Danish Mujtaba 19. Satbir Singh

Forwards: 20. Nikkin Thimmaiah 21. Nithin Thimmaiah 22. S V Sunil 23. Mandeep Singh 24. Akashdeep Singh 25. Ramandeep Singh 26. Gurwinder Singh Chandi 27. Affan Yousuf 28. Yuvraj Walmiki.

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