Looking to secure 9th position, says India junior hockey Manpreet Singh

India crashed out of the quarterfinal race of the ongoing World Cup after being held to a 3-3 draw by Korea in their must-win Pool C match on Tuesday.

updated: December 11, 2013 22:04 IST
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New Delhi: Keen to redeem some pride and finish inside the top 10 bracket, India team on Wednesday sweated it out during the practice session and worked on the strategies ahead of their 9th-12th classification match of the Junior World Cup hockey against Argentina.

India skipper Manpreet Singh insisted that his team was looking to secure 9th position in the tournament.

"The team is putting in best possible efforts for the match tomorrow against Argentina. No doubt, the players are little disappointed about the loss against Korea yesterday, but we are looking forward to secure the 9th position in the tournament and have kept our hopes high," said Manpreet after the team's practice session here at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium.

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