With just 11 days to go until the start of the Rabobank Hockey World Cup, the teams are preparing to do battle on the biggest international hockey stage, but as our selection of tweets goes to show, while the players are excited, nervous and proud to be going to the World Cup, they have not lost their sense of humour.

 

Check out these tweets to get an insight into the lives and thoughts of our hockey heroes.

1 Rachel Dawson, USA 

2 Harry Martin, England

3 Jamilon Mulders, Germany Head Coach Women

4 Eva de Goede, Netherlands

5 Anna Flanagan, Australia

6 Kayla Sharland, New Zealand

7 Christopher Ruhr, Germany

8 Sardar Singh, India

9 Hockey Argentina

10 Vincent Vanasch, Belgium

11 Austin Smith, South Africa

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