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Boys are confident and motivated: Sardar Singh, captain Indian hockey team

Sardara Singh

The Hague, May 23 (IANS) India hockey captain Sardar Singh said Friday that the boys are confident and motivated for the FIH World Cup that will be held here May 31-June 5.

The team arrived here Thursday and had a light recovery session Friday morning.

Sardar said the weather conditions are great and he was feeling excited about World Cup.

"There is a sense of excitement in the air. We are looking forward to the much awaited tournament. I am feeling proud that I will be representing the country for the second time in a big tournament and we as a unit will put our best efforts and give a tough fight to the opponents," said Sardar.

"Our first match is with Belgium and we are fully geared up for it. We will stick to our strategies and planning put in place by the coaches. I can just say that all the boys are fully motivated and confident of doing well in the tournament," he added.

Chief coach Terry Walsh said the boys are in good spirits.

"We had a light recovery session after arrival here. The boys are in good spirits and have quickly settled into familiar surroundings here," he said.

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