Men's Junior Hockey World Cup 2021: Teams, schedule, live streaming and everything else you need to know
Defending champions India will be hosting the Men's Junior World Cup for a third consecutive time, and enter the event as one of the strong favourites.
The junior players were preparing for the showpiece in the camp which was being held in SAI, Bengaluru in a bio bubble over the past few months.
The junior showpiece event will be played at the Kalinga Stadium here from 24 November to 5 December. Hosts India are the defending champions.
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Hockey India's decision comes a day after England's withdrawal from the junior men's World Cup in Bhubaneswar over similar reasons.
England Hockey said in a statement that it has informed the world hockey governing body, FIH, of its decision to "unfortunately" withdraw from the 24 November - 5 December tournament.
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Prasad was part of the team's historic bronze medal-winning feat at the Tokyo Olympics earlier this month. This was the team's first Olympic medal in over four decades.
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The 'FIH Hockey5s Lausanne 2021' event was initially planned to be held in September this year but now has been deferred to next year.
FIH Rankings: Australia men's team move into first place, India men's, women's sides remain in 4th, 10th
Australia moved to the top of the men's world rankings with 2513.67 points after a string of victories over New Zealand, both in the FIH Hockey Pro League and an FIH sanctioned test series.
Batra, who is also the President of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and an International Olympic Committee (IOC) member, narrowly defeated his rival Marc Coudron, chief of Belgium Hockey Federation, by a margin of two votes.
The experienced Sreejesh, who has also led the Indian team in the past, was one of the four new members appointed by the EB which met two days before the 47th FIH Congress, which will also be held online.
The experienced Sreejesh, who has led the Indian team in the past, was one of the four new members appointed by the EB which met two days before the 47th FIH Congress, which will also be held online.
India registered a comprehensive 3-0 win over Argentina on Sunday in Buenos Aires in the second match of the FIH Pro League. The Manpreet Singh-led side had also won the first match in a penalty shoot-out on Saturday.
The FIH Congress was originally scheduled for last year but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, handing Batra an extended first term.
The FIH Congress is scheduled to be held here in May, but there is a possibility the meeting could be held virtually due to travel restrictions because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The FIH moved away from the previous tournament-based rankings system to a dynamic, match-based method where opposing teams exchange points in official, FIH sanctioned games.
The FIH further said it will keep monitoring the global health situation closely and come out with new dates for these matches after consultation with the stakeholders.
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India men's hockey team captain Manpreet Singh said the scheduling provides enough time for the team to prepare for a major event like the Pro League.
One representative from each of the Hockey India's 31 state member units got an opportunity to understand the basics of developing a facilities strategy, understand the different field and surfacing options and identify additional features to consider when planning a new hockey facility during the course of the three-hour workshop