FIH Hockey Pro League 2023–24: Indian Men’s and Women’s Hockey Teams are Ready for London

In the FIH Hockey Pro League 2023–2024, the Indian men’s and women’s hockey teams have four games left. To finish the campaign with as many points as possible, they will fight Germany on June 1st and 8th and Great Britain on June 2nd and 9th. The Men’s Team is in third place in the points table after the Antwerp stage, and the Women’s Team is ranked seventh.

As of right now, the Indian Men’s Hockey Team has 21 points from 12 games, whereas their opponents, Germany and Great Britain, are in sixth and ninth place, respectively, despite having only played four games in the FIH Hockey Pro League 2023–24. During the Antwerp stage, India defeated Argentina in an exciting match that ended in a 5-4 shootout after starting the tournament with a 2-2 (5-4 SO) shootout win against Argentina, losing 1-4 to Belgium, and then losing 2-2 (1-3 SO) to Belgium.

Reflecting on the team’s performance so far Captain Harmanpreet Singh said, “We played some intense matches against Argentina and Belgium in Antwerp, both in the same pool as us in the Paris 2024 Olympics. We played scintillating hockey in some moments while we struggled in a few others, but the team is constantly improving. We also used this opportunity to give some match experience to the younger players in the squad and improve our overall chemistry.”

“In these forthcoming games, our goal is to start strong and focus on improving our positioning, combinations, and play to the best of our abilities. Harmanpreet Singh continued, “We are excited to play Germany and Great Britain because we know that the London stage of the FIH Hockey Pro League 2023/24 will be essential in our preparations for the upcoming Paris 2024 Olympics.”

After playing four games in the FIH Hockey Pro League 2023–24 so far, the Indian Women’s Hockey Team is currently ranked seventh with eight points from 12 games. Their opponents, Germany and Great Britain, are ranked sixth and eighth, respectively.

Salima Tete, the captain of the Indian women’s hockey team, spoke of the forthcoming games, “We are looking to take it one game at a time. We are currently in a rebuilding phase. We have faith that the next games will provide us a greater understanding of our team dynamic and help us advance.”

Germany will be faced by the Indian women’s hockey team at 2145 IST, and the Indian men’s hockey team at 1430 IST.