India among favourites to win title at WC Hockey: Spain coach

BHUBANESWAR: Spain’s head coach Frederic Soyez believes the men’s hockey World Cup will be evenly-contested with more than seven teams vying for a medal but said India will be among the favourites to lift the championship trophy.
Spain, ranked No.8 in the World, arrived Friday afternoon for the hockey World Cup to be held from November 28 to December 16 at the Kalinga Stadium here.
“I think this will be a very closely contested event with more than six to seven teams on par with each other ” said Soyez. “Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Australia and India will be good contenders,” he added.
Grouped in Pool A along with Olympic Champions Argentina, New Zealand and France, Spain will begin their campaign on November 29. (PTI)

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