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Netherlands, France, Argentina Arrive in Bhubaneswar

The Netherlands, France and Argentina on Wednesday arrived right here for the much-awaited FIH Hockey Men’s Junior World Cup 2021. Grouped in Pool C, together with Korea, Spain, and the USA, the Dutch have a troublesome battle in retailer for them from the early phases of the competitors. “For the final 2-Three months, now we have skilled with one another each Monday-Tuesday. We additionally spent a whole lot of time with one another on and off the sector to know one another higher and make higher collation between all of us. It has been a great preparation,” asserted Silas Lageman, The Netherlands Captain.

Excited to compete in Bhubaneswar, Lageman stated, “We are very excited. We have by no means performed in such an enormous stadium. It’s a disgrace individuals can’t come and watch the video games. We are very excited to play.”

Team France additionally arrived simply an hour after rivals The Netherlands and talked concerning the group’s plans for the match. “We’re excited to return, the final time we got here was in 2013 with a Silver medal. We’ve missed the subsequent one. We dream to make the identical efficiency from 2013. We got here right here to carry out, 1/4 Final minimal,” Aymeric Bergame, France Head coach stated.

“It is at all times a great factor to return to a rustic like India. Everything is finished to be in excellent circumstances right here, each time. This nation is a hockey nation and each occasion right here is one thing unimaginable,” Timothee Clement, France captain added.

Team Argentina, touted to be one of many favourites for the title, additionally arrived on Saturday afternoon in Bhubaneswar.

The Dutch will open up their marketing campaign towards Korea on 25 November, whereas Argentina, who’re positioned in Group D together with Egypt, Germany, and Pakistan, will tackle Egypt of their first recreation of the match on the identical day. Team France, who’re positioned in Group B together with Poland, Canada, and India, will face Poland of their first recreation on November 25.

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