Following the announcement and affirmation from the Worldwide Hockey Federation on Friday night, Hockey India is confirmed to host Germany, for the double-header on 14th and fifteenth April 2022 to be performed on the Kalinga Hockey Stadium, Bhubaneswar in Odisha.
The final time the 2 groups met was in the course of the Bronze Medal match on the Tokyo Olympic Video games 2020 the place India beat Germany 5-4 in an exhilarating encounter to win the historic Olympic medal for the primary time in 41 years.
The Indian Males’s group and Germany had been initially scheduled to play on twelfth and thirteenth March, nevertheless, the matches needed to be postponed after a number of members of the German squad examined constructive for Covid-19.
Hockey India President Gyanendro Ningombam stated, “As hosts, we’re glad to welcome the German Nationwide Males’s Crew to take part within the FIH Professional League matches right here in Bhubaneswar, Odisha in April. Little question, there’s a variety of pleasure among the many Indian hockey followers to observe these two groups who performed the Bronze Medal match on the Tokyo Olympic Video games 2020.”
The German Males’s group have so far performed eight matches out which it has received 5, received a sport in shootout and misplaced two matches whereas India, who’s positioned second within the pool standings behind Germany by solely a degree, has additionally performed eight matches, received 5, and misplaced two matches in regulation time and misplaced one shootout.
The match timing and broadcast particulars will probably be introduced in the end as the identical are being finalised by FIH & Star Sport.