New Delhi: Yes, India boasted of the longest list of Olympic medals going into the qualifiers. Yes, India had the home advantage. No however surprising it may be now, the Indian team did not evoke confidence at the beginning of the tournament. Yet, Indian men managed to do what they couldn't four years back. A 6-point look at the team's journey towards securing an Olympic berth.
1) Indian men announce their intentions by thrashing Singapore by 15 goals.
2) Indian team offers another goal-fest by downing Italy 8-1.