Argentina sit sixth in the FIH Hockey Pro League standings, with 11 points from 12 games.
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On the table, India move ahead of Argentina up to fifth in the Pro League standings, with 12 points from seven matches. Argentina sit sixth, with 11 points from 11 games.
FIH Pro League: Indian men’s hockey team returns to top level competition after a year against Argentina
India played their last FIH Hockey Pro League match against Australia in February last year in Bhubaneswar.
Compared to Argentina, India have played more games since hockey resumed post the coronavirus-induced stoppage and also got time to rectify issues and work on their game.
India men's hockey team coach Graham Reid feels they need to tighten defence in build up to Tokyo Olympics
In the four-match tour, India secured a 6-1 win and 1-1 draw against Germany in Krefeld and then followed this up with a 1-1 draw and 3-2 win over Great Britain.
Harmanpreet Singh's strike in the very first minute and two goals by Mandeep in the 28th and 59th minutes helped India remain undefeated on the Europe tour.
India will take on Great Britain on Monday in their fourth and final match of the Europe Tour.
Jarmanpreet opened the scoring for India in the fourth minute, while Martin Haner scored the equaliser for Germany.
After a day's break, India will once again take on Germany on 2 March.
Indian men's hockey team goalkeeper PR Sreejesh feels playing against quality sides will help team prepare for Tokyo Olympics
After a year-long hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Indian men's team, ranked No 4 in the world, will play against World No 6 Germany in the first of their four-match tour of Europe starting on Sunday.
The men's team last participated in an international competition in February last year when they played the FIH Hockey Pro League matches against Australia in Bhubaneswar.
Clark, who will join the national camp this month, had coached the Indian junior men's team in 2013-2014 when it won the Sultan of Johor Cup and also participated at the 2013 FIH Junior World Cup in New Delhi.
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Ciriello is the third Australian support staff of Hockey India after High Performance Director John and men's team physio David MacDonald to have resigned in the last one month.
On 10 August, Mandeep had tested COVID-19 positive, becoming the sixth player at the SAI centre in Bengaluru to have come in contact with infection.
India men's hockey team captain Manpreet Singh recalls Pargat Singh's advice that helped him stay focus on his aim.
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Indian men's hockey team captain Manpreet Singh speaks on challenges during long break from hockey and postponement of Olympics
India skipper Manpreet Singh says back-to-back Pro League hockey matches will help team gain momentum for Olympics
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.
India will play Argentina on 10 and 11 April next year in the revamped Pro League.
Kothajit Singh said his biggest takeaway from the lockdown break was to value the importance of patience and the need to believe in oneself in every situation.