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Team SA to battle it out for top honours at Hockey Men’s World Cup

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South Africa’s Mens Field Hockey team is set to battle it out for top honours at the 2018 Men’s World Cup in Bhubaneswar, India. The team, which is ranked 16th in the world, will be making its first World Cup appearance since 1998.

The team will play in Pool C and will face off against New Zealand, Spain, Malaysia, and Canada. With the first round of matches beginning on the 28th of November, the team will be looking to make a strong start. South Africa’s highest competitive ranking has been 12th, but with a good performance at the tournament, they will be hoping to move up the rankings.

The team has been through a lot of changes in recent months. The most notable change was the appointment of new head coach, Oliver Westbrook. Westbrook brings with him a wealth of experience, having previously coached the New Zealand men’s team to a third place finish at the World Cup in 2006. In addition, there have been a number of changes to the team’s backroom staff and players.

The team’s preparation for the tournament has included three Test matches against Spain, the Netherlands, and Canada. In the matches, the team has managed to impress, with a 5-0 win against the Spaniards and a 4-2 victory against the Canadians. With such a positive start, the team can be confident that they can put in a strong performance at the tournament.

The team has been bolstered by the return of two of its most experienced players. The duo of Mark Paton and Justin Reid-Ross have both returned to the team after injuries and will be looking to provide much-needed leadership. They will be joined by a number of new faces, including uncapped players Landi Makeba, Grant Glieberman, and Doug Calvert.

The team will also be looking to draw inspiration from the success of the women’s team, who have performed admirably at this year’s World Cup. They managed to reach the quarter-finals before being knocked out by hosts India.

Heading into the tournament, the team can be confident that they can make an impact on the competition. With a good performance, the team can move up the rankings and secure a place at the next World Cup. South Africa’s men’s team has the potential to cause a few upsets, so it will be interesting to see how they perform at the tournament. Team SA to battle it out for best honours at Hockey Men’s Earth Cup The initially match of the World Cup will be performed in the Kalinga stadium in Bhubaneswar in between reigning African Champions, and winner…

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