Spain, ranked No.8 in the World, who arrived for the Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018. Grouped in Pool A along with Olympic Champions Argentina, New Zealand and France will begin their campaign on 29 November 2018.
“We have had good preparations for this tournament. We are focused on our first game, and it is important to do well in the Group stage. We have played at the Kalinga Stadium last year and the atmosphere here is electrifying,” said Head Coach Frederic Soyez on his team’s arrival at the Biju Patnaik International Airport.
Soyez believes the Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018 will see tough competition with more than six teams vying for the medal. “I think this will be a very closely contested event with more than six to seven teams on par with each other fighting for a medal. Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Australia and India will be good contenders for Championship Title,” added Soyez.