The Indian hockey team left for Tokyo to play in the Test events. The Olympic Test events would help players to understand playing conditions for Tokyo 202. The men’s team will play Malaysia while the women’s team will take on Japan in their opening games. Olympic followers from all over the world can buy Olympic Hockey tickets online.
Through an eye on the Olympic 2020 Qualifiers later this year, the Indian men’s and women’s hockey sides on Sunday left for Tokyo to take part in the Test events, starting on August 17.
The Olympic Test events are probable to provide good contact to both the teams gaining of the Qualifiers in November.
The Indian men’s side will play against hosts Japan, New Zealand, and Malaysia, while the women will be up against Australia, China, and Japan.
“I trust this tournament is a good opportunity for youngsters to shine as we will all be watched closely ahead of the team selection for the Olympic Qualifiers,” supposed men’s side skipper Harmanpreet Singh.
He also supposed that the Test event will help the team comprehend the playing situations in Tokyo, the venue of next year’s Olympics 2020.
“We are definitely working towards making the Olympic 2020 Qualification. Playing at this venue will help us comprehend the playing conditions there and we are looking forward to a good tournament,” said the defender drag-flicker. The women’s side captain Rani said her side’s aim in the upcoming tournament is to register an upset win over higher-ranked Australia.
“We have done well against Japan and China in the past year but the one team we are looking forward to doing well against is Australia. A win against them will make a big impact for our team’s preparations for the Olympic Qualifier,” Rani said ahead of the team’s departure here.
The men’s team will play their first match against nemesis Malaysia and the women will take on hosts Japan on August 17.
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