06.45 pm: Hello all and welcome to our live coverage of the Indian team at the FIH Hockey Men’s World Cup 2023.
After a memorable opening night in Rourkela, where home lad Amit Rohidas shined in a 2-0 win against Spain, Harmanpreet Singh and Co are back in Pool D action tonight. They remain in Rourkela where another sold-out crowd is expected at Birsa Munda International Hockey Stadium for a big match against England.
With Spain winning against Wales, and winning big, this will be a crucial match for both sides (perhaps more so for England than India) to win. England will face Spain next while India will finish with a match against Wales. Top spot in Pool D will earn a direct spot in quarterfinals and help avoid an extra knockout match.
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