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Hockey Olympic Qualifiers draw to be held on September 9, India-Pakistan tie a possibility


Pune, Pune news, Hussain Silver Cup, Pune hockey, Hussain Silver Cup Pune, Hussain Silver Cup 2019, Indian ExpressPune, Pune news, Hussain Silver Cup, Pune hockey, Hussain Silver Cup Pune, Hussain Silver Cup 2019, Indian Express The draw to determine the matches of the upcoming FIH Hockey Olympic qualifiers will be held on September 9 (Representational image)

The draw to determine the matches of the upcoming FIH Hockey Olympic qualifiers will be held on September 9 at the International Hockey Federation (FIH) headquarters here. India will draw either of Malaysia, France, Ireland, Korea, Pakistan, Austria, Egypt as opponents.

It will be conducted by FIH CEO Thierry Weil and streamed live on the FIH Facebook page.

14 men’s and 14 women’s teams will be involved in the draw.

The FIH Hockey Olympic qualifiers will each feature two nations playing two back-to-back matches, with nations drawn to play each other based on their rankings at the end of the last 2018 / 2019 Continental Championship, namely the Oceania Cup (September 8).

The matches will be hosted by the higher ranked of the two competing nations.

Host teams (Men): Australia, Netherlands, India, Germany, Great Britain, Spain, New Zealand, Canada.

Away teams (Men): Malaysia, France, Ireland, Korea, Pakistan, Austria, Egypt.

Host teams (Women): Australia, Germany, Great Britain, Spain, New Zealand, Ireland, India, China.

Away teams (Women): Korea, Belgium, USA, Canada, Italy, Chile, Russia.

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Article source: https://indianexpress.com/article/sports/hockey/hockey-olympic-qualifiers-draw-india-pakistan-tie-a-possibility-5948965/

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