He further stated that playing teams like Belgium and Spain would put the Indian team in good stead ahead of the qualifier against Russia.
The camp will focus on preparing the team for the two-match FIH Olympic Qualifiers against USA to be held on November 1 and 2.
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The players will report to chief coach Sjoerd Marijne for the three-week camp that concludes on September 22 following which the Indian team will travel to England for a 5-match bilateral series.
Following the team's recent victory in the Olympic Test Event final against New Zealand, the national campers will be focused on remaining consistent in their performance.
The Indian team bounced back from their 1-2 loss against New Zealand with an impressive display in their third match at the Oi Hockey Stadium here.
Asif Bajwa, who took up the position only last month, said he is hopeful of succeeding in his efforts too even though he hasn't yet started work on it.
The team is almost similar to the one which participated at the FIH Women's Series Finals in Hiroshima, Japan with chief coach Sjoerd Marijnethe having opted for just two changes.
These days, whenever Hockey India (HI) appoints the men’s head coach, it is met with criticism from many recovers.
After the conclusion of the camp, the team will travel to Japan for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Test event, which will be played among India, hosts Japan, Australia and China.
The 8th minute saw Mandeep Singh win a penalty corner for India, but the resulting execution was wasted as Nilakanta Sharma could not trap the ball properly.
Six months ago, Bhubaneswar hosted the FIH World Cup but last week's Cyclone Fani wreaked havoc in the city, causing substantial damage.
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With the win, India continued their unbeaten run in the tournament, with three wins and a draw to top the round-robin league table with 10 points.
Hockey India has moved closer to appointing a chief coach for the men’s team.