(Photo: FIH / Grant Treeby)

The match schedule for next month’s exciting Hero Hockey Junior World Cup Men 2013 in New Delhi, India has been adjusted due to television and broadcast requirements.

The tournament takes place from 6-15 December and features sixteen of the finest junior international teams in the world fighting it out in one of the most famous hockey arenas on the planet - the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium.

On Day 1, the Spain v France and Germany v Belgium matches have been switched. Germany will now face Belgium at 14:30 (local time – UTC/GMT +5:30hrs) while Spain and France meet at 17:00. The matches due to be played on Saturday and Sunday have also been switched. To see the revised schedule, please click here.

The Hero Hockey Junior World Cup Men 2013 features four pools of four followed by quarter-finals, semi-finals, classification and medal matches. Pool A will feature Germany, Pakistan, Belgium and Egypt, while Australia, Spain, Argentina and France are competing in Pool B. Netherlands, Korea, India and Canada will challenge each other in Pool C with England, New Zealand, South Africa and Malaysia going head to head in Pool D. 

The opening day of the tournament (Friday 6 December) will feature all sixteen teams taking to the field, with a mouth-watering meeting between Pool C rivals Netherlands and India at 20:00 being the highlight.   

The FIH will be live streaming all the matches from pitch 1, ensuring that many fans around the world will get the chance to see the action from this wonderful event. More details about this will be released in the coming weeks.