The tournament will also be history making as it will be the first time that a team from India will compete. Although it will be a big step up for the team to compete at this internaional level, they will definitely benefit from the experience and it will give them the chance to keep their programme growing.
Host nation Thailand are less known. Their senior men’s team has made a significant progress over the last few years and they have strongly promoted their U23 programme for this event so they could cause an upset and be a surprise team in the tournament.
The tournament promises to have high level games with many close results. A simple loss of concentration from any team could easily see them eliminated from the medal round and consequently miss the opportunity to go to Canada.
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