India will resume international hockey after almost an year with the women’s national team touring Argentina in January next year.

A core group of 25 players and seven support staff will leave from New Delhi on January 3. The team will play four warm-up matches Argentina’s Junior team and its ‘B’ team before facing the senior national team in four Tests from January 27 to February 1.

The women’s team, led by Rani Rampal, last played an international match on February 5, 2020 in the three-nation tournament in New Zealand where it beat the host 3-0.

“We have a little over 200 days before we arrive in Tokyo for the Olympic Games in July 2021 and it was very important to play matches against a strong team like Argentina,” Indian women”s hockey team captain Rani said in a release issued by Hockey India.

“The team is really excited for this opportunity and has been keenly looking forward to…

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