Current FIH Indoor World Ranking: 4
Indoor World Cup history: 2003 – 7th, 2007 – 4th, 2011 – 8th, 2015 – 9th, 2018 – 5th.
As two-time European indoor silver medallists (1997, 2012) and fifth place finishers at the Berlin 2018 Indoor World Cup, Czech Republic have a solid reputation in this event. The team were in action in December’s EuroHockey Indoor Championship competition in Hamburg, Germany, but finished bottom of the standings in sixth position. However, with a squad containing numerous high quality, vastly experienced players, they should not be underestimated. Thirty-somethings Tomas Prochazka and Martin Hanus and 47-year-old goalkeeper Pavel Hraba – a participant at the inaugural Indoor Hockey World Cup in 2003 in Leipzig, Germany – all know what it takes to compete at this level and will be keen to remind the world of their abilities. A player to watch is Lukas Plochy, who is capable of scoring from penalty corners and open play.