India and Pakistan will face each other in the last match on the opening day of the tournament.
India's high press is the way to play modern hockey but it does come with significant risks. If teams find an out ball to bypass the press, they can find significant joy on the counter.
Despite the win against them in the opening match, captain Manpreet Singh believes France is an unpredictable team and on a good day they can pull off a surprise any team.
The Manpreet Singh-led side's confidence must be sky high as they had thrashed Japan 6-0 in their last round-robin match.
Manpreet Singh-led Indian men's hockey team had ended a 41-year-old long wait for an Olympic medal when it clinched the bronze at the Tokyo Games in August.
Stating that the State government is investing in grassroots-level hockey training centres, the resolution said that a high-performance centre has been established at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.
UAE-based Indian entrepreneur Dr Shamsheer Vayalil also personally called up Sreejesh and congratulated him for his exemplary performance.
India’s Olympic contingent will come back to the country in the knowledge that, between them, they have won seven medals.
When it became apparent that the men’s hockey side wouldn’t be able to travel outside for valuable match practice, the team management came up with a novel idea.