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Former Coach of Indian men's hockey team


Brasa coached the Spain's women hockey team to a gold medal in the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona. He also holds a FIH Master Coach certificate.

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 There is 100 per cent chance that they can qualify. The format of pool-cum-final is designed for India. They have the tendency of losing control over easy matches. In the pool, even if you lose one match it is not going to make much difference. So, the final is important, that is the only match. I am sure India will qualify 
— Jose Manual Brasa is confident of Indian mean and women qualifying for the Olympics in Hockey / February 15, 2012
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 We have just four or five players who have played in major tournaments, while Spain had many. On the field, we were more or less at the same level with Spain. We created a lot of chances but missed many of them. It can happen. Maybe, if we play them tomorrow we might win 
— Jose Manual Brasa after losing to Spain 2-5 in their third match of the 2010 Hockey World Cup / March 04, 2010
 More than the first, I'm angry with second one. It's a mistake that we see in school games. Childish, but with more experiences we won't make such mistakes. 
— Jose Manual Brasa on mistakes made by India's defense in their match against Spain / March 04, 2010
 Making the semifinals is unlikely. You need a lottery. We have to win the other matches and hope others will lose. That won't happen. I'm sad, but we have to analyse things realistically, and I think we can finish fifth. We will fight for it. 
— Jose Manual Brasa saying India will fight for the fifth place after losing to Spain / March 04, 2010
 Sandeep was very successful against the same goalkeeper, but today he was unlucky. Deepak played more because Shivendra wasn't playing. 
— Jose Manual Brasa after India lost to Spain / March 04, 2010

 We didn't play a single match in the last two months. All we played in the build up to the World Cup was two matches. The opponents had just landed and they took it as a leisurely encounter. Others sides had a lot of international exposure in the last two months. 
— Jose Manual Brasa blaming India's poor performance in the world cup to lack of matches in the last two months / March 04, 2010
 They are playing better than they were six months ago. They are getting better with experience. They would be closer to the top four by this year's end after the Asian and Commonwealth Games. 
— Jose Manual Brasa saying Indian Hockey is improving / March 04, 2010
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