FIH confirms menís Hero Hockey World League Final schedule

Ashley Jackson and David Ames celebrate at full time against Pakistan


The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has confirmed the match schedule for the Men’s Hero Hockey World League Final being played in Raipur, India between 27 November and 6 December 2015.

Bobby Crutchley's Great Britain will start off their campaign against Canada and also face World Champions Australia and, as is seemingly customary in tournament hockey, Belgium.

Reigning Hockey World League champions Netherlands will begin their title defence against London 2012 Olympic gold medallists and 2014 Hero Champions Trophy winners Germany on the opening day of competition, following the match between Argentina and hosts India.

This year’s Final schedule will see a slight change to previous editions, whereby two matches per day will be showcased to maximise the opportunity for spectators to attend games in the evenings. As a result, only one day, Saturday 28 November, will stage four matches in one day.

The pool matches will take place from Friday 27 until Tuesday 1 December followed by the Quarter-finals which will be held on Wednesday 2 and Thursday 3 December.

The Semi-finals will take place on Friday and Saturday, both at 20:45, while the bronze medal game will be played at 18:30 followed by the final at 20:45 on Sunday 6 December.

The latest broadcast partners for the event were also announced by FIH, confirming where people will be able to watch the matches on TV and online during the competition.

Broadcasters partners confirmed so far include: Star Sports (India); Canal Siete (Argentina); NOS (Netherlands); Astro (Malaysia); OSN (North Africa and United Arab Emirates); Supersport (South Africa); PTV (Pakistan) and Willow TV (USA).

The event will feature the eight national teams who qualified through the Hockey World League Semi-Finals in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Antwerp, Belgium.

They are Australia, ranked number one in the FIH World Rankings, Netherlands (2), Germany (3), Belgium (4), Great Britain (5, based on England), Argentina (6), hosts India (8) and Canada (13).

This will be the first international hockey event to be staged not only in the newly built Raipur International Hockey Stadium, but also in the city of Raipur, the capital of India’s Chhattisgarh state.

The full schedule is now available to view by visiting the Match page of the official event website here.

You can also discover which games each broadcaster will be showing by visiting the TV page on the website here.

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