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Former India player Sita Mehta on importance of strong midfield, changes in women's hockey ahead of World Cup
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Former India player Sita Mehta on importance of strong midfield, changes in women's hockey ahead of World Cup

It was in the 1998 Utrecht World Cup that Sita Gusain Mehta realised while playing under Colonel Balbir Singh Kular that a strong midfield is essential in modern hockey; a group of players who could ease into attack and also fall back into defence. Those lessons proved invaluable when India won the 2002 Commonwealth Games Gold. Sita was a member of that famous team. Here she talks about those days, how hockey has changed and whether the present team can create something magical at the London World Cup.

Women's Hockey World Cup 2018: With a balanced mix of youth and experience, India aim to punch above their weight
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Women's Hockey World Cup 2018: With a balanced mix of youth and experience, India aim to punch above their weight

At the World Cup, there are no no short-term goals for India. There is excitement and a sense of pride that the team is playing a World Cup and the players want to make it count.