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The Men's FIH Hockey World League was an international field hockey competition organised by the International Hockey Federation. The league also served as a qualifier for the 2014 and 2018 Men's Hockey World Cups and the 2016 Olympic Games. Three seasons were held in 2012–13, 2014–15 and 2016-17. It was replaced by the new Men's FIH Pro League and Hockey Series in 2018-19.
The Indian men's hockey team midfielder Rajkumar Pal, who made his debut for the Indian senior team against Belgium last year, expressed that he is very happy with the way he has started his international career.
Indian men's hockey team defender Surender Kumar, who has played 135 matches for the national side, feels fitness played a pivotal role in helping the team put up a solid show on their recent successful tours to Europe and Argentina.
India's upcoming FIH Hockey Pro League away matches against Spain and Germany, scheduled to be played on May 15, 16, and May 22, 23 respectively, have been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the FIH said on Tuesday.
Indian men's hockey team striker Lalit Upadhyay feels that the team still has scope to work on their goal conversion rate. In their recent tour to Argentina, the team scored a total of 12 goals in four practice matches and a total of five goals from the double-header FIH Hockey Pro League matches against the Olympic Champions. Out of the total 17 goals from six matches, nine goals came via penalty corners.
Indian men's hockey team skipper Manpreet Singh expressed his team's excitement over taking on New Zealand followed by Australia in away games when they begin their campaign in the FIH Hockey Pro League 2021-22, India's second outing in the prestigious global league.
The Indian men's hockey team forward Shamsher Singh, who got an opportunity to play for the Indian team in their recent tour of Argentina, expressed that he was delighted to receive a chance to perform for the team in the FIH Hockey Pro League matches against Argentina.
The Indian men's hockey team forward Mandeep Singh, who scored a goal in India's 3-0 victory over Argentina in their second FIH Hockey Pro League match earlier this month, expressed that the side's brilliant performance against the Olympic gold medalists is a huge confidence booster for the national side.
The Indian hockey team's recent tour to Argentina in March and Europe Tour in February where they played against Germany and Great Britain has provided the team a fresh perspective in their training feels young midfielder Vivek Sagar Prasad.
The FIH Hockey Pro League matches between Great Britain and India, slated to be played on May 8 and 9, have been postponed due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis.
The 22-man Indian men's hockey team core group will return to the national coaching camp in SAI, Bengaluru upon their arrival from Buenos Aires, Argentina on Tuesday.