Photo(© FIH \/ Dr. Wolfgang Sternberger)
The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has announced the pools for the BDO FIH World Cup women, to be played in Rosario, Argentina from 29 August-11 September 2010.
With Australia qualified as 12th and final team early May, the twelve participants were allocated into two pools of six teams each based upon the latest ABN AMRO World Rankings.
Olympic Champion and defending World Cup Champion Netherlands is the top seed in Pool A. The Dutch team will meet Germany, Australia, Japan, New Zealand and India in the pool matches. Host Argentina will head Pool B and will play against China, Spain, England Korea and South Africa.
The teams ranked first and second of each pool after the single round robin preliminary phase will proceed to the semifinals. The FIH will release the match schedule in the coming weeks.
BDO FIH World Cup women 2010
29 August-11 September