India can make it to semis of Hockey World League Finals, says Netherlands coach


New Delhi:  Netherlands head coach Paul Vanass is aiming for the summit clash of the Hockey World League Final to be held here at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium January 10-18. The team practised here on Tuesday ahead of their opening clash against Argentina on January 10, after which Vanass spoke to the media.

“These are the top eight teams of the world and there will be no easy games. It will be interesting to see where do we stand post this tournament as from here we start preparing for the World Cup. The aim here is to qualify for the finals. Amongst other countries, India is a strong team and we expect them to make it to the semis,” Vanass said.

Skipper Robert van der Horst said this tournament is like a final Test ahead of the FIH World Cup to be played in their home country from May 31 to June 15….

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