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The Indian men's hockey team is looking to continue the momentum against Australia in the 2023/24 FIH Pro Hockey League

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The Indian men's hockey team is looking to continue the momentum against Australia in the 2023/24 FIH Pro Hockey League

~India will face Australia in their third match in the FIH Pro League on Thursday~

Bhubaneswar, February 14, 2024: The Indian men's hockey team will look to continue its winning momentum when it takes on Australia in its third match of the 2023/24 FIH Pro League at the Kalinga Hockey Stadium, Bhubaneswar on Thursday.

They started their season with a 4-1 win over Spain and recorded a thrilling 2-2 penalty shootout win (4-2 SO) over defending champions Netherlands in their first two matches in the 2023/24 FIH Pro Hockey League.

Commenting on the performance so far, Craig Fulton, head coach of the Indian men's hockey team, said: “It has been a good performance so far from the team, but there is a lot to improve on, and we are trying to make the most of these matches. Playing back-to-back matches against top teams “It's always tough, but we had a good break to recover and now the focus is on the last two games of the Bhubaneswar match.”

On the other hand, Australia have achieved two wins in two matches so far in Bhubaneswar. They started their campaign with a 4-3 win over Spain and then defeated Ireland 5-0 in their second match.

The last time India and Australia faced each other was during the previous edition of the FIH Hockey League in Rourkela. It was India who got the better of Australia, registering a 5-4 and then 2-2 (4-3 SO) win on penalties in the two legs.

Fulton added: “It will be a tough game for sure. They have back-to-back wins. For us, we learned some lessons from the first two games, and our focus will be on improving and improving our performance.” the performance. We are up to the challenge and look forward to keeping the momentum going.”

India will next face Ireland in their last match in Bhubaneswar on Friday before moving on to Rourkela for the return matches.

India will face Australia in their third match on Thursday, February 15 at 1930 IST.

All matches of the FIH Professional Hockey League 2023/24 will be broadcast on JioCinema, in addition, all India matches will be broadcast on Sports18 – Khel.

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