The India men's hockey team will play back-to-back games against lower-ranked Russia in November in the final round of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics qualifiers. Before this crucial tie, the Manpreet Singh-led side will play against Belgium.
Earlier a Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) official had claimed that the International Hockey Federation (FIH) was planning to conduct a potential Olympic qualifier Vs India in Europe due to political tensions.
The India women's hockey team players will report to chief coach Sjoerd Marijne for the three-week camp that concludes on September 22, following which the world number 10 team will travel to England for a five-match bilateral series.
Lalremsiami struck the winning goal for India after Minami Shimizu neutralised Navjot Kaur's opener. Earlier, Indian men's team won beat New Zealand 5-0 to avenge the loss it endured in their round-robin clash and won the Olympic event
Given the obstacles lined up against her, no one knows when Bani Singh’s documentary would see the light of day. Instead of the raw emotions—and the jagged backcloth here—that propel players towards achievements, will India have to stay content with another fictionalised, unsatisfactorily executed Bollywood period drama?