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Australia Is Greatest Problem, India Additionally Formidable: Belgium Skipper Felix Denayer | Hockey Information

Forward of his facet’s Males’s Hockey World Cup marketing campaign, Belgium skipper Felix Denayer mentioned the hardest problem goes to be Australia and India is an enormous problem in dwelling circumstances. FIH Males’s Hockey World Cup 2023 will begin from Friday. Defending champions Belgium will tackle South Korea on Saturday of their marketing campaign opener. “The hardest problem goes to be Australia. They’re the primary staff on the planet. India can also be an enormous problem in dwelling circumstances. There are groups like Germany, Netherlands, England and Argentina as nicely. The match goes to be thrilling,” Felix Denayer informed ANI.

Denayer mentioned his facet is wanting ahead to the South Korean problem and to taking part in in entrance of huge crowds.

Belgium coach Michel van den Heuvel mentioned it’s a beautiful feeling to have come to India for the match, which he mentioned is among the greatest, if not the most effective locations to play the game and the sight of excited, extremely invested followers makes them joyful as gamers.

“The joy is actually massive. Whenever you go away the aircraft and enter India and see all the large screens and the way concerned town is in sports activities and hockey, it provides us a particular feeling after 20 hours of tiring journey. You are feeling joyful that you’ll play the one you love sport on this setting. For our staff, it is among the greatest, if not the most effective locations to play hockey. Excited to be right here in India and hoping to have crowds turning up in massive numbers quickly,” the coach informed ANI.

He mentioned it is vital for each facet to start out the match nicely and there may be all the time stress to take action.

“We have now ready nicely. We had performed our opponents again in December, so we’ve got an concept that what they’ll do. We participated within the Professional League as nicely,” he added.

The FIH Males’s Hockey World Cup will happen in Odisha from January 13 to January 29. India can be wanting ahead to attaining a podium place end this time round, after crashing out the 2018 World Cup in quarterfinals, the place they misplaced to Netherlands. India are positioned in Pool D together with England, Wales, Spain.

Belgium is positioned in Pool B together with South Korea, Japan and Germany.

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