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The Pan American Hockey Federation has announced the schedule for the 2007 Pan American Games to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 15 to 25 July 2007.

Each team will play three pool matches before the cross-over and classification matches for final rankings. The winners of the 2007 Pan American Games qualifies for the 2008 Olympic Games to be held in Beijing (China), 8-24 August 2008. Men's teams ranked 2 to 5 and women's teams ranked 2 to 6 will be invited to one of the three Olympic Qualifying Tournaments (February to April 2008).

For the Men's competition, Argentina, Brazil, Cuba and Trinidad & Tobago will make up Pool A while Canada, Chile, Netherlands Antilles and USA will compete in Pool B.

Schedule men’s Pan American Games

Monday 16 July 2007

9:00 A Trinidad & Tobago vs. Cuba
11:00 A Argentina vs. Brazil
15:00 B Chile vs. USA
17:00 B Canada vs. Netherlands Antilles

Wednesday 18 July 2007

9:00 B Canada vs. USA
11:00 B Netherlands Antilles vs. Chile
15:00 A Argentina vs. Cuba
17:00 A Brazil vs. Trinidad & Tobago

Friday 20 July 2007

9:00 A Cuba vs. Brazil
11:00 A Argentina vs. Trinidad & Tobago
15:00 B USA vs. Netherlands Antilles
17:00 B Canada vs. Chile

Sunday 22 July 2007

9:00 5-8 3rd Pool A vs. 4th Pool B (29)
11:30 5-8 3rd Pool B vs. 4th Pool A (30)
14:30 Semifinal 1st Pool A vs. 2nd Pool B (31)
17:00 Semifinal 1st Pool B vs. 2nd Pool A (32)

Wednesday 25 July 2007

9:00 7-8 Loser 29 vs. Loser 30
11:30 5-6 Winner 29 vs. Winner 30
14:30 3-4 Loser 31 vs. Loser 32
17:00 Final Winner 31 vs. Winner 32

For the Women's competition, Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay will make up Pool A while Canada, Cuba, Netherlands Antilles and USA will compete in Pool B.

Schedule women’s Pan American Games

Sunday 15 July 2007

9:00 A Chile vs. Uruguay
11:00 A Argentina vs. Brazil
15:00 B Canada vs. Cuba
17:00 B USA vs. Netherlands Antilles

Tuesday 17 July 2007

9:00 B USA vs. Cuba
11:00 B Netherlands Antilles vs. Canada
15:00 A Argentina vs. Uruguay
17:00 A Brazil vs. Chile

Thursday 19 July 2007

9:00 B Cuba vs. Netherlands Antilles
11:00 B USA vs. Canada
15:00 A Uruguay vs. Brazil
17:00 A Argentina vs. Chile

Saturday 21 July 2007

9:00 5-8 3rd Pool A vs. 4th Pool B (25)
11:30 5-8 3rd Pool B vs. 4th Pool A (26)
14:30 Semifinal 1st Pool A vs. 2nd Pool B (27) 
17:00 Semifinal 1st Pool B vs. 2nd Pool A (28)

Tuesday 24 July 2007

9:00 7-8 Loser 25 vs. Loser 26
11:30 5-6 Winner 25 vs. Winner 26
14:30 3-4 Loser 27 vs. Loser 28
17:00 Final Winner 27 vs. Winner 28

For more information about the Pan American Games, please click here to visit the special section on the Pan American Hockey Federation web site.

Source: Pan American Hockey Federation