India to face Pak in Champions Trophy hockey
New Delhi: India and arch rivals Pakistan will face-off Sep 9 in the first edition of the men`s hockey Asian Champions Trophy to be held in Ordos, China, Sep 3-14. The second edition of the women`s event will also be held simultaneously.
The top six teams from the Asian Games in Guangzhou, China, get to play in the men`s event while the top-four Asian teams China, South Korea, Japan and India play the women`s event.
The Indian men`s team will start their campaign against China, Sep 3, while the women`s team play their first match next day against South Korea.
The first edition of the women`s tournament was held in Busan, South Korea, where India won the bronze.
Sep 3 : India vs. China
Sep 4 : Japan vs. India
Sep 6 : India vs. South Korea
Sep 7 : Malaysia vs. India
Sep 9 : India vs. Pakistan
Sep 11: Classification matches and final
Sep 4 : South Korea vs.India
Sep 6 : Japan vs. India
Sep 8 : China vs. India
Sep 10: Bronze medal match and final