Junior World Cup and Hockey World League Semi-Finals published
The FIH today announced the schedule for three of its major Summer 2013 events. The schedule for the two men’s Hockey World League Semi-Finals and the schedule for the Hockey Junior World Cup were recently finalized. The trio of events joins the two women’s Hockey World League Semi-Finals as the key events of summer.
The women’s Hockey Junior World Cup will be held in Mönchengladbach, Germany from July 27-August 4 with a 16-team field. The Junior World Cup is held once every four years and is for nearly every player in the event, the first major international competition of their career. The 16 teams will be split into four pool of four teams each. Following the preliminary round robin, teams will either move into a placement round for the bottom eight finishers or onto a quarterfinal, semi-final and final round. In total, every team is guaranteed six games.
Pool A will feature the Netherlands, Korea, USA and Ghana. Pool B includes Argentina, China, South Africa and Canada. In Pool C, New Zealand, Australia, India and Russia will compete and rounding out the field is England, Germany, Belgium and Spain in a competitive Pool D.
To view the Hockey Junior World Cup Women’s Schedule click here
The men’s Rabobank Hockey World League Semi-Final in Rotterdam will take place from June 13-23. It will be held in conjunction with the women’s semi-final tournament and will feature eight men’s team fighting for both a spot in the 2014 Hockey World Cup and the Hockey World League final round. Host Netherlands will be joined by Australia, Spain, Belgium, New Zealand, India, Ireland and a team that will be qualified following the conclusion of this week’s Round 2 tournament in Russia.
To view the Rabobank Hockey World League Semi-Final Men’s Schedule in Rotterdam click here
The other men’s Hockey World League Semi-Final will be held in Johor, Malaysia from June 29-July 7 and will include Germany, Korea, Argentina, England, Pakistan, South Africa, host Malaysia and one additional team that will be named next week after the Round 2 tournaments are complete.
To view the Hockey World League Semi-Final Men’s Schedule in Johor click hereBack