Canada eye win against Indians

Having boosted their goal difference with a clinical 15-1 victory over Singapore, Canada captain Ken Pereira said he is looking forward to playing favourites India on Wednesday, a day that should probably reveal a picture of the finalists.

Following their loss to Poland and France’s spirited win over the same opponents, the league table has opened up with at least four teams in with a chance of making Sunday’s final.

 “Of course, we would be eyeing a victory against India,” said captain Ken Pereira.

“There is no doubting the fact that they are the favourites and a win against them will always be sweet and help us strengthen our case. Not just India, we play surprise contenders France in the final game on Friday; so both the matches could make or break our chances.”

Asked if he would employ the all-out attacking style the Indians have done so far in the tournament, the 38-year-old said it is impossible to play like the hosts. “Only India, Pakistan and Australia can play this sort of hockey. I don’t think anyone else can. We’ll play the Canadian style!” gushed Pereira.

“We’ll go back and see the videotapes. I’ve read from the press that the defence is a big worry for the Indians and they are yet to be tested. We’ll try to push them as hard as possible.

“We need to chalk out a good strategy to counter their strikers.

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