Tirkey only Indian in FIH's World Hockey Team

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New Delhi, Dec 20: Ace defender and former captain Dilip Tirkey is the only Indian to figure in the 18-member FIH's 2007 Men's World Hockey All Star Team.

Captain of All Star Team is Player of the Year Australia's Jamie Dwyer. In the All Star Team, eight countries are represented: Germany, Australia, Spain, India, Holland, Korea, Pakistan and New Zealand.Pakistan is also represented by a lone player in Dilawar Hussain. In the team, there are four players each belonging to World Champion and Champions Trophy winner Germany, Australia and Holland.

German players are: Matthias Witthaus, Tibor Weissenborn, Moritz Fuerste and goal keeper Ulrich Bubolz.

The Australians named in the team are Jamie Dwyer (capt), Brent Livermore, Bevan George and Mark Knowles.

Champions trophy bronze medalist Holland are represented by goalkeeper Guus Vogels, defender Taeke Taekema, Teun de Nooijer and Robert van der Horst.

Other players are Sergi Enrique and Eduard Tubau (Spain), India's Dilip Tirkey, New Zealand's Ryan Archibald, Pakistan's Dilawar Hussain and Jong Ho Seo of Korea.

Spain's Maurits Hendriks and Dutch Roelant Oltmans are the coaches of this world class formation.


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