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    “You cannot ask for a better final with the number 1 and number 2 ranked teams facing each other,” Mark Knowles

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    Australia’s Kookaburras have defended the Hockey World League title that they won in Raipur two years ago by claiming a 2-1 triumph over reigning Olympic champions Argentina, bringing the curtain down on ten pulsating days of world class hockey at the Kalinga Stadium. As has...

    “I am just the director behind the scenes,” India Coach Sjoerd Marijne.

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      India took the bronze medal thanks to a 2-1 triumph over Germany, but it was fair from straight-forward for the host nation. Germany’s semi-final performance against Australia attracted huge praise on Saturday, going down to a narrow defeat despite having only 13 fit players...

    “We came into the game thinking that we had nothing to lose,” Germany’s Philipp Huber

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    Australia overcame stern resistance from Germany to emerge with a 3-0 win to maintain their hopes of defending the Hockey World League title that they won in Lucknow two years ago, setting up a clash with Los Loenes, the top ranked team in the...

    “We played a smart game,” Argentina goalkeeper Juan Vivaldi

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    India’s quest to win the Hockey World League title on home soil in Bhubaneswar came to an end on Friday (8th December 2017), with Olympic champions and world number 1 Argentina taking a 1-0 semi-final victory over the hosts to claim their place in...

    “It is an honour to be a part of this team and to play 200 games in this shirt,” Argentina attacker Lucas Vila

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    Olympic champions Argentina set up a mouth-watering semi-final meeting with host nation India on Friday (8th December 2017) by battling past England in a cracking opening match of the day. Argentina attacker Lucas Vila was a hugely influential figure in the contest, marking his 200th...

    “It was a great match for the spectators.” Florian Fuchs

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    Pool B winners Germany (WR: 4) defeated European champions the Netherlands (WR: 4) in the last of the quarter-final matches, but needed a shoot-out to do so as the team that finished fourth in Pool A produced their best performance of the competition. Talking about...

    “It was not a revenge win against Belgium,” says India captain Manpreet Singh

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    Not many gave India a chance to pull off a win against a red hot world No. 3 Belgium side on Wednesday but the team produced its best show when it mattered the most. In a thrilling 3-2 win via sudden-death shootout to decide the second quarterfinal,...

    “For us it’s important to stay No.1 in the world which means we have to ensure best results in every match,” Agustín Mazzilli

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    Despite a long journey to India, Olympic Champions and current World No.1 Argentina arrived in full gusto on Monday morning at the Biju Patnaik International Airport for the prestigious Odisha Men’s Hockey World League Final Bhubaneswar 2017 scheduled to begin on December 1 at...

    “Playing against World No.1 Argentina will be the biggest test,” Spanish Coach Frederic Soyez

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    World No.9 Spain arrived at the Biju Patnaik International Airport for the prestigious Odisha Men’s Hockey World League Final Bhubaneswar 2017 scheduled to begin on December 1 at the iconic Kalinga Stadium. With their arrival, all eight teams have descended in Bhubaneswar for the much-awaited...

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