Pakistan eager to play at ‘fortunate’ Kalinga Stadium


Bhubaneswar, 24 November 2018: Pakistan Hockey Team landed on Saturday evening after a warm gathering they got at the Wagah Border prior in the day for the much-anticipated Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018. The group driven by Muhammad Rizwan Senior shared their expectation and energy to touch base in Bhubaneswar where they last played the FIH Champions Trophy Final against Australia in 2014. “We have come here previously and we have dependably delighted in playing at this setting. It is a fortunate ground for us and we are exceptionally eager to be back,” communicated Rizwan Senior on the group’s landing in the Biju Patnaik International Airport.

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Talking about the ‘Pool of Death’ Pool D, Hasan Sardar the unbelievable focus forward and group administrator of Pakistan group stated, “With Germany, the Netherlands, Malaysia in our pool, it is a pool of death and each and every match will matter. We should play it like it is a knockout in each and every amusement. First match is against Germany and we are focusing on a win against them. I might want to wish every partaking group the plain best. I trust each of the 16 groups set up an incredible show so individuals of India and everybody on the planet appreciate hockey matches.”

Prior at night, the Netherlands and Belgium touched base for the competition to start on 28 November 2018. “Bhubaneswar is an incredible place to be and play hockey before an astounding group. We are in an intense gathering with solid groups. We play Malaysia first and we have to ensure we hold our heads down and play our best every match,” attested Max Caldas, Head Coach of the Netherlands.

Talking about the group’s fervor to be back in Bhubaneswar, experienced player Billy Baker stated, “We have won pretty much every match we have played this season and we have likewise had extremely intense arrangements for the competition. We know about the Bhubaneswar packs who come in extensive numbers and we need to appreciate playing before them and furthermore utilize their help to feel inspired.” The Netherlands start their battle on 1 December 2018.

World No.3 Belgium too arrived couple of minutes after their enemy the Netherlands and shared their expectation to play at the notorious Kalinga Stadium once more. “We are touching base following three months of strong arrangements. We essentially prepared full time and the arrangements were substantial. The folks are truly fit and sharp. We are eager to go ahead,” said Belgium Skipper Thomas Briels.




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