Bhubaneswar: Germany and Ireland hockey teams arrived in Bhubaneswar on Sunday for the Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018.
Germany is grouped in Pool D with Pakistan, Malaysia, and the Netherlands. They begin their campaign against Pakistan on 1 December. Ireland too arrived on Sunday afternoon and was elated to be in Bhubaneswar. Grouped in Pool B with Australia, England, and China. “We have quite a few senior players as well as youngsters. Many of them have never been to India so there is a lot of excitement among the players,” said David Harte, Skipper of the team.
Ireland will begin their campaign on 30 November against defending Champions Australia. The Canadian National Team grouped in Pool C along with India, Belgium and South Africa, too arrived early in the morning on 25 November. Malaysia will join the remaining 15 participating teams on Sunday night.