Gollum Posted January 14 Share Posted January 14 (edited) Last 7-8 years or so the depth of the field in hockey has improved so much. So many good teams, when I first started watching the sport it was mainly 2-3 European teams and Australia. And the rest couldn't hope to touch them. All that has changed in recent times, just like we also saw in the T20 WC and FIFA WC.... Sure Aus and Bel are a class apart but I can see 10-11 teams all capable of beating each other if we have a round robin like tournament. While we all are happy that Ind has been mostly a top 4-5 side (even clear 3rd best in between) in recent years but we can just as easily slip to 10th spot. Gap between #2 and #3 is probably bigger than the gap between #3 and a team like say Spain or one of the Asian ones->Japan/Malaysia/Korea. And Aus/Bel will start declining while the golden generations of Netherlands, France, Argentina make their way up....expect lots of churning in the near future. Edited January 14 by Gollum Khota, neel roy, speedracer and 1 other 4 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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