Odisha is going all out for the Hockey World Cup, which begins on January 13th.
The state’s largest cultural event will take place in accordance with a game that is likely to increase tourism by 70%. At the FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup, India will play Spain in a tricky match in Rourkela on Friday in an effort to earn their first podium finish in 48 years.
India vs. Spain in the FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup: After winning a historic bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics that put them back among the top nations, India will look for their first podium finish in 48 years as they take on Spain in a challenging match on Friday.
A medal in this championship will support the idea that the eight Olympic gold medal-winning former hockey giants have changed their ways. The nation took home a bronze medal at the first competition in 1971 and a silver medal at the following competition in 1973. The team won the championship under Ajit Pal Singh’s leadership in 1975, but they haven’t advanced past the quarterfinals since 1978.
In India, live broadcasts of every Hockey World Cup 2023 game will be available. The matches will be broadcast live on the TV channels Star Sports First, Star Sports Select 2, and Star Sports Select 2 HD. At the Birsa Munda International Hockey Stadium in Rourkela, India and Spain will play a hockey match.
India: Abhishek, Surender Kumar, Manpreet Singh, Hardik Singh, Jarmanpreet Singh, Mandeep Singh, Harmanpreet Singh (captain), Lalit Upadhyay, Krishan Pathak, Nilam Sanjeep Xess, PR Sreejesh, Nilakanta Sharma, Shamsher Singh, Varun Kumar, Akashdeep Singh, Amit Rohidas (vice-captain), Vivek Sagar Prasad and Sukhjeet Singh.
Spain: Andreas Rafi, Alejandro Alonso, Cesar Curiel, Xavi Gispert, Borja Lacalle, Álvaro Iglesias, Ignacio Rodríguez, Enrique Gonzalez, Gerard Clapes, Andreas Rafi, Jordi Bonastre, Joaquin Menini, Mario Garin, Marc Reyne, Marc Miralles, Pepe Cunill, Marc Recasens, Pau Cunill and Marc Vizcaino.
Source- Indian express / business standard