World No.2 Netherlands is expected to be a big challenge for India in a group, which also contains Argentina (6), Ireland (12), and Canada (14). India, however, enjoyed a win against Netherlands recently in the Hockey World League final. The team will be looking to draw confidence from the same.
According to the new format, India will have to defeat Ireland and Canada to qualify for the last eight. This makes the route easier for Sardar Singh and his men.
Indian Women in tough group for Rio Olympics
Pool A of the Women’s competition will consist of Netherlands (1), New Zealand (4), China (5), Germany (8), Korea (9), and Spain (14).]
The groups were confirmed after Spain and New Zealand accepted their invitation to participate in the Olympics.
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