India aiming for top 4 finish at Hockey World League: Sardar Singh

India captain Sardar Singh Wednesday said they are looking for a top-4 finish at the Hockey World League Final to be played at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here (January 10-18).

The tournament will feature some of the best teams of the world including reigning Olympic champions Germany and World Champions Australia besides the Netherlands, England, Belgium, Argentina, New Zealand and hosts India.

Sardar Singh

It will be India’s newly-appointed coach Terry Walsh’s first assignment with the national team. “We have the world’s best coaches and hockey completely depends on the technique. We are having good training sessions and will try to give our best.

We have a young team which is improving day-by-day We are aiming for a top four finish in the tournament,” Sardar said after unveiling the event trophy here. India are placed in Pool A with England, Netherlands and Germany and face a tough opener against World No 4 England on January 10.

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