England promises tough competition for all teams in Hockey World League Final

Updated: 06 January 2014 19:26 IST

England will play hosts India in a Pool A fixture in their tournament opener at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium on Friday, but Crutchley rated Australia as the team to watch out for in the tournament.

New Delhi:

Cautioning all the participating teams, England coach Bobby Crutchley on Monday vowed to give a tough fight to all their opponents, including hosts India, in the inaugural Hero Hockey World League Final to be held here from January 10-18.

England will play hosts India in a Pool A fixture in their tournament opener at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium on Friday, but Crutchley rated Australia as the team to watch out for in the tournament.

"We are aiming at giving tough competition to all teams that we will be playing against (in the tournament). While all teams are good and strong but the toughest competition we feel will be Australia," he said after a practice session.

"During our practice sessions we are giving utmost emphasis on areas where we feel maximum errors will happen. We haven't come here with a set strategy in place, rather we will take each match on every given day," Crutchley added.

Apart from India and England, Germany and New Zealand are the other two teams in Pool A while the Pool B consists of Australia, Argentina, Netherlands and Belgium.

Topics : Hockey
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