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Hockey World Cup 2023- India

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29 minutes ago, Frustrated said:

Can't blame the Indian fans for not bothering to watch the hockey games, if our team is this s**t.   It might sound harsh, but that's the reality.   

Such folks are gloryhunters, bandwagoners, not fans. Real fans support their players and teams in their bad times. Indian hockey and other sports don't need such fickle so called supporters/patriots who will tune in to cheer them once in 4 years and start deriding them the minute things go awry. 

 

No wonder India has zero sports culture. 

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19 minutes ago, Gollum said:

Harmanpreet's mental checkout was the clincher. Otherwise we have shown top 4 level despite nerves, poor form, Hardik's injury. 

 

Ind-NZ was a proper fluke, pit this India against Germany and we will beat them more often than not. Seen all top teams this tourney, only Aus, Bel, Neth are insurmountable for us.

Dint we draw vs Belgium in Tokyo? 

Netherlands got lucky vs india last time as well. Remember that game well. Ref was fully against us.

 

I feel we do quite well vs Germans and nedtherlands. Problem is australia. The one team that just knows how to destroy us. Even Belgium v india lot of them has been close games. 

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1 hour ago, LordPrabhzy said:

India still cannot score against Japan

 

3PC and all misses :hysterical::facepalm:meanwhile other teams put 7/8 goals past these minnow nations

Germany beat Japan 3-0

Belgium beat Japan 7-1

We beat Japan 8-0

Now what?

 

We played better against Eng than Germany, better against Spain than Aussies. NZ result was fluke. Hardik's ouster after the Eng game rattled us, and Harmanpreet's no show. 

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37 minutes ago, Lord said:

our cricket team was **** in 90s yet everyone watched

 

Its just an excuse

Even now in test cricket we have worse W/L than Lanka and Pakistan, imagine being 3rd best in South Asia after so many decades in the sport. Tiny 3rd world Lanka (population less than half of NCR) makes us sweat in ICC events, Asia Cups, won an ICC title more recently than us. 

 

Negative H2H against all major teams, worse than minnows in 40s, 50s, 60s, large part of 70s and 80s. Between 1986 and 2001 we had only 2 overseas test wins, one in Dhaka and the other in Colombo. 

 

But yeah let us forget all that and bash all other Indian sports teams/players. 

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44 minutes ago, speedracer said:

Dint we draw vs Belgium in Tokyo? 

Netherlands got lucky vs india last time as well. Remember that game well. Ref was fully against us.

 

I feel we do quite well vs Germans and nedtherlands. Problem is australia. The one team that just knows how to destroy us. Even Belgium v india lot of them has been close games. 

We drew Belgium in last WC, outplayed them. We matched them for 3 quarters in Tokyo before Manpreet's yellow.

 

You are right, Dutch did beat us in a controversial match in last WC's QF. Dubious refereeing there as well. 

 

We do well against Germans, worse (but not hopeless) against Belgium and Dutch. Against Aussies we lose our heads, forget recent hammerings.....we dominated them in 2 previous Champions Trophy finals (against their full strength teams) and still managed to lose to them in shootouts. 

 

Both India and Pakistan match very well against Argentina though. 

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