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These great instagram images are the perfect snapshot of the lives of some of the hockey players who will be setting the stadium alight in just 10 days time at the Rabobank Hockey World Cup.

Whether it is the excited faces of hockey colleagues, a first sighting of the Kyocera stadium, a pitchside action shot, or a selfie with fans, you can see for yourself just what the life of an elite hockey player entails.

More than 7,000 people follow FIH on instagram, join them and get unique coverage of the Hockey World Cup as it is happening. FIH instagram will bring you behind-the-scenes shots, pitch-side action and the more social side of hockey.

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1 Stephanie De Groof, Belgium

2 Anna Flanagan, Australia

3 Jeroen Hertzberger, Netherlands

4 Manpreet Singh, India

5 Ramon Alegre, Spain

6 Maartje Paumen, Netherlands

7 Sally Walton, England

8 New Zealand Black Sticks

9 Hockey Argentina

10 Illse Davids, South Africa