The Indian men's hockey team began their campaign at Tokyo Olympics on a winning note as they beat New Zealand 3-2.
Amidst great expectations, the Indian women's hockey team will begin their Olympic campaign on Saturday against a formidable and near-invincible Netherlands team on the North Pitch.
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- 24 July 2021 1:19 PM GMT
The Indian girls will take heart from a fighting show in the first half and Marijne has the girls in a huddle. After a day's break, his team will up against Germany on Monday.
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- 24 July 2021 1:16 PM GMT
INDIA 1 - NETHERLANDS 5
Was it really the kind of massacre that the scoreline seems to reflect? Not really, as the Indians were very much in the contest against a vastly superior side up until half-time. One PC goal early in the second half altered the complexion of the match as the Dutch veered ahead finding space while the Indians looked for an equalizer after leaving the pitch with the score tied at 1 - 1 before the long breather