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Hockey World Cup 2023: India's loss, handling pressure and league's absence

India's head coach Graham Reid has resigned from his position of India's head coach. But should he be the only one held responsible for the Hockey World Cup debacle? Not really, here's why

Indian hockey players during the crossover match against New Zealand in the Hockey World Cup 2023. Photo: Hockey India
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Indian hockey players during the crossover match against New Zealand in the Hockey World Cup 2023. Photo: Hockey India

Abhishek Singh New Delhi
By now, Indian hockey fans must have had their hearts repaired. India's exit before the World Cup quarterfinals was no less damaging than that. Once a powerhouse of hockey, India had won eight Olympic gold medals. This time, however, it lost to New Zealand in the group stage and exited the tournament it hosted in Odisha.
 
As a result of the embarrasing defeat, India’s head coach Graham Reid, a former Australia player, resigned. Under his mentorship, India won bronze at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020 and silver at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham last year. "It is now time for

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First Published: Feb 03 2023 | 2:48 PM IST

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