The International Hockey Federation (FIH) is pleased to confirm the official match schedule for the women’s Hockey Junior World Cup 2016 which will take place between 24 November and 4 December in Santiago, Chile.
Club Manquehue will play host to 10 days of high-speed, action packed hockey as the world’s rising stars battle it out to be crowned junior women’s world champions.
Hockey’s best up and coming athletes will have the perfect stage to showcase their talent as they will play on a new field, built by FIH Certified Field Builder Revestimientos Sinteticos S.A, which has a top quality hockey turf playing surface produced by FIH Global Turf Supplier Polytan.
The pool stages will take place between 24-28 November before the classification matches begin on 30 November. The medal matches will then be held on Sunday 4 December, with the bronze medal match at 16:15 and the Final taking place at 18:30 (all times local).
Hockey fans will be treated to six fixtures on each of the first two days of action, followed by four matches per day for the remainder of the event.
The opening day of play sees Asian junior champions China take on Spain in the first match of the event in what should be a close encounter. Hosts Chile meanwhile will be hoping to get their campaign off to a good start in front of their home fans against European junior bronze medallists England in the last match of the day.
Day two features two exciting all-European matches, with European junior silver medallists Germany taking on France, and rising stars Belgium and Spain going head to head later in the day.
Super Saturday then follows, with the highlights including a showdown between commonwealth rivals England and Australia, while Germany and Argentina are bound to play out a fiery encounter.
African junior runners up Zimbabwe will no doubt find their toughest match against reigning champions Netherlands on Sunday 27 November, whilst it will be all to play for on the final day of pool action on the Monday.
Amongst the last matches, some tough challenges await Japan, who play Germany, and France, who take on women’s Hockey Junior World Cup 2013 runners up Argentina.
To see the full schedule, including match times, click here.
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