India men to play Russia, women draw tricky USA in final round of hockey Olympic qualifier
The Indian men's hockey group was on Monday set against lower-positioned Russia
while the ladies' group drew the dubious USA in the last round of the Tokyo Olympics qualifiers. The International Hockey Federation (FIH) directed the attract Lausanne, Switzerland, on Monday to choose who plays who in the 14-group last capability stage for Tokyo 2020 Games. The men's group will contend on November 1-2 while the ladies' group will take on the American side on November 2-3 in Bhubaneswar at Kalinga Stadium. The two groups will play their matches on November 1 and 2.
The Indian men's hockey group boss mentor Graham Reid said they are sure of fitting the bill for the expensive occasion.
"We are focused on accomplishing the Olympic capability and in that interest, we keep on stressing on improving our barrier. I think preparing and playing against the absolute best groups of the world will give us a decent stage for the qualifiers," Graham Reid said.
The Indian ladies' hockey group's central mentor Sjoerd Marijne said "The group has been performing admirably over the most recent couple of months. Every one of the players is sure, exceptionally eager to participate in the FIH Olympic Qualifiers at home and they are energized to accomplish the group's objective,"