After an impressive showing at the Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup held in India, China kickstart their FIH Series Finals campaign against Italy on Friday.
Ranked 14, China have received the direct qualification into the tournament with a tenth place finish at the World Cup. Again, the onus will be on the likes of skipper Du Chen, Forward Guo Xiaoping and penalty corner ace Du Talake to take the team forward and secure Olympic Games berth.
Meanwhile, 37th ranked Italy may have to work hard against a settled opposition. They received the qualification courtesy the second place finish in Gniezno in Poland where they were undefeated.
CHN vs ITA Team News
Both the teams have named their squad for the competition.
China Hockey squad: Du Chen (C), Meng Dihao, Ao Suozhu, Wang Caiyu, Dong Yang, E Wenhui, Lin Changliang, Du Talake, Guo Zixiang, Tu Yuan Lin, Meng Lei, Zhang Taozhu, Ao Weibao, Yan Rongyao, Gao Jiesheng, Guo Xiaoping, Wu Xiaohui, Chao Jieming, Ao Yang, Su Lixing and Wang Bowen.
Italy Hockey squad: Agustin Nunez (C), Enrico Francesconi, Nicolas Mondo, Juan Montone, Frabcesco Padovani, Simone Minetto, Julian Montone, Luca Valentino, Giaime Carta, Mattia Amorosini, Pietro Lago, Juan Ortega, Julien Dallons, Gonzalo Ursone, Simone Pagliara, Davide Grossi, Thomas Keenan, Giulio Ferrini, Juan Munafo and Francois Sior.
CHN vs ITA Dream11 Team
China fantasy picks: Du Chen, Guo Xiaoping, Du Takale, E Wenhui, Meng Dihao, Wang Caiyu, Ao Weibao
Italy fantasy picks: Agustin Nunez, Thomas Keenan, Juan Montone
Captain choices – Guo Xiaoping, Du Takale
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