FIH Hockey Junior World Cups: pools and match schedules revealed

October 20, 2021

The International Hockey Federation has revealed the pools (four groups of four teams each) and match schedules of both upcoming FIH Hockey Junior World Cups, Men’s and Women’s.

The opening match of the FIH Odisha Hockey Men's Junior World Cup Bhubaneswar 2021 will oppose Belgium to South Africa on 24 November at the Kalinga Stadium, the outstanding venue which hosted the last FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup in 2018. The Final will be played on 5 December (see full match schedule here).

Following England’s withdrawal, Poland will join the event and play in Pool B alongside the hosts and title holders, India, as well as Canada and France.

The list of Officials selected for the event is available here.

Whilst the Men will close the action in India, the FIH Hockey Women's Junior World Cup South Africa 2021 will start with an opening match involving Ireland and Zimbabwe at the North-West University (NWU) of the academic city of Potchefstroom, situated approximately 120 km west-southwest of Johannesburg. The Final is scheduled on 16 December (see full match schedule here).

The hosts, South Africa, will play in Pool D with Germany, Spain and USA, while the title holders Argentina will join India, Japan and Russia in Pool C.

The list of Officials selected for the event is available here.

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