The International Hockey Federation (FIH) is delighted to reveal the confirmed match schedule for the men’s Hockey Hockey World League Final, which takes place in New Delhi from 10-18 January 2014.
The tournament will see eight of the world's finest teams in action and is the culmination of a journey which began back in August 2012 when the first rounds of the competition were played.
The event features two pools of four followed by quarter-finals, semi-finals, classification and medal matches. Pool A will feature reigning Olympic Champions Germany alongside New Zealand, England and hosts nation India, while current World Champions Australia face the Netherlands, Belgium and Argentina in Pool B.
The Round-Robin pool phase will take place over three competition days between 10th and 13th January. Following the Round Robin, the teams will move into the crossover quarter-final phase, with the pool winners meeting the bottom team from the opposite pool. The #2 and #3 finishers will also face-off in the knock out quarter-final. From there, the winners move into semi-finals and the medal games, with the losing teams playing for placement.
The opening day of the tournament (Friday 10th January) will feature all eight teams taking to the field. Two matches from Pool B will kick things off, with Australia and Belgium meeting at 1400 (UTC./ GMT +5:30) before Netherlands and Argentina go head to head at 1600. In Pool A, Germany take on New Zealand at 1800 ahead of the mouth-watering meeting between England and India at 2000.
To see the complete tournament schedule, please click here.
About the Hockey World League
The Hockey World League is an action packed competition giving every hockey-playing nation a chance to go all the way to the Hockey World Cup and the Olympics.
Composed of four rounds and played over two years, the schedule alternately coincides with the build-up to the World Cup and to the Olympics, providing more than half of the entry tickets for both. Beyond a mere qualifier, the Hockey World League shines a spotlight on the sport in all corners of the globe, producing exciting and elite level hockey while also providing a strong commercial opportunity for the sport.
Typified by its “Make Your Mark” slogan, the Hockey World League invites every hockey playing nation to take part, allowing even the smallest ones to dream of writing their own chapter in hockey’s history books. More information about the Hockey World League can be found by clicking here.
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