Olympians, former players to get complimentary tickets from HI

New Delhi: Hockey India on Thursday announced that it will provide complimentary tickets of the forthcoming Junior World Cup Men to former hockey Olympians and international players.

The World is scheduled to be held at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here from November 6-15.

"All former hockey Olympians and International players are encouraged to contact Mr. Ajit Pal Singh and Dr. R P Singh, Selector Hockey India to request their tickets," an HI release said.

"It would a privilege for Hockey India to invite all former hockey Olympians and international players to witness the Hero Hockey Junior World Cup Men. Their presence will be a great motivation for the young Indian team who is ready for the challenge and all the organisers of the tournament," Hockey India Secretary General Narinder Batra said in the release.

The 10-day event will feature 16 international teams fight it out for the title playing 44 matches.

The tournament schedule is set with four pools of four teams followed by quarter-finals, semi-finals, classification and medal matches.

Pool A will feature Germany, Pakistan, Belgium and Egypt, while Australia, Spain, Argentina and France are competing in Pool B.

India is placed in Pool C with The Netherlands, Korea and Canada will challenge each other in Pool C with England, New Zealand, South Africa and Malaysia going head to head in Pool D.

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