India has a history of winning and being on top of the charts ever since it started participating in the World Championship. After a few years, the rules changed gradually and so did the coaches. It became difficult for the Indian players to gel up with the new rules. India is still renowned as a challenging team to compete against and is part of the Pool C in the 14th edition of the World Cup.
The great Indian Hockey Team was the unbeatable and the top-ranking team during 1928 and 1956, when no other team but India would undoubtedly win the match
Only after 1956, the other powerful teams of the world started winning and India was placed 2nd or 3rd on the list. In the 1973 World Cup, the semi-finals win in Kuala Lumpur bought all the fans in tears, hoping they’d win the finals too
Though India couldn’t win that year, they set up a residential camp in Chembur, Mumbai before the 1982 World Cup. That year, India ranked 5th after Netherlands and Australia
India has been a part of all the 13 editions of the World Cup between 1971 and 2014. India finished 5th in 1982 and 1994, 6th in 1978 and 2014, 9th in 1998, 10th in 1990 and 2002, 8th in 2010, 11th in 2006 and 12th in 1986
In Asian Games 2018, India was placed 3rd after Japan and Malaysia scoring 3012 goals in 37 matches. Now that’s a great achievement
In 2018 CommonWealth Games hosted by Australia, India was placed 1st in the Pool B with 3 wins out of 4 total matches and stood 4th overall
The Indian team now has prepared themselves and have worked really hard to take the cup home this year