Hockey World League: India placed in tough pool alongside Australia and Germany

India will open their campaign against the mighty Kookaburras on 1 December before taking on England and Germany.

PTI September 07, 2017 16:28:20 IST
Hockey World League: India placed in tough pool alongside Australia and Germany

New Delhi: Hosts India are placed in a tough Pool B along side current world champions Australia and reigning Olympic bronze medallist Germany in the men's Hockey World League (HWL) Final to be held in Bhubaneswar from 1 to 10 December.

Besides India, World League champions Australia and Germany, Pool B also features seventh placed England, who are the reigning bronze medallist in the Euro Hockey Nations Championship.

Hockey World League India placed in tough pool alongside Australia and Germany

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According to the schedule announced by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) on Thursday, India will open their campaign against the mighty Kookaburras on 1 December before taking on England (2 December) and Germany (4 December).

Pool A, meanwhile, consists of Olympic champions Argentina, European champions Netherlands, Olympic silver medallists Belgium and Spain.

European rivals Germany and England will get the event off to a flier at the Kalinga Stadium before the India-Australia duel.

In what is being billed as 'Super Saturday', 2 December is set to be a thriller with some eagerly anticipated matches scheduled.

A rerun of the 2016 Olympic gold medal match between Argentina and Belgium gets the day underway in a match that is bound to rekindle some fond memories from that special night in Rio just over a year ago.

The Pool stages will run from 1-5 December and will be followed by the quarter-finals on 6-7 December.

Following that classification matches, semi-finals will take place over the next two days before the bronze medal match and Final on 10 December.

Pools:

Pool A: Argentina, Belgium, Netherlands, Spain

Pool B: Australia, India, Germany, England

Schedule:

1 December: Pool B 16:45 GER - ENG

Pool B 19:30 AUS - IND

2 December: Pool A 12:00 ARG - BEL

Pool A 14:00 NED - ESP

Pool B 17:30 GER - AUS

Pool B 19:30 IND - ENG

3 December: Pool A 17:30 BEL - ESP

Pool A 19:30 NED - ARG

4 December: Pool B 17:30 AUS - ENG

Pool B 19:30 IND - GER

5 December: Pool A 17:30 ARG - ESP

Pool A 19:30 BEL - NED

6 December: QF 17:15

QF 19:30

7 December: QF 17:15

QF 19:30

8 December: Losing Q/Finalists Match 17:15

Semi Final 19:30

9 December :Losing Q/Finalists Match 17:15

Semi Final 19:30

10 December: Bronze Medal Match 17:15

Final 19:30

All timings are according to Indian Standard Time (IST).

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