Hockey Junior World Cup for men to begin from today

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Dec. 8 (ANI): The Hockey Junior World Cup Men's Championship will begin in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, from today and continue till December 18. The pool stages would take place between December 8-12 before the classification matches beginning on December 14. The medal matches will then be held on December 18 with the bronze medal match to be held at 4.45 p.m. and the final at 7. p.m. The Indian Junior squad is in Pool D slotted with England, South Africa and Canada. The Indian squad would open their campaign against Canada on December 8 immediately after the opening ceremony. India will then face off against England and South Africa in their second and third pool matches on December 10 and December 12, respectively. However, India's biggest challenge will come from defending champions Germany, perennial contenders Australia and dark horses Argentina. With only one rest day on December 13 for the tournament, fans will be treated to 10 days of high-speed, action packed hockey at the Major Dhyan Chand Hockey Stadium in Lucknow, as the world's rising stars battle it out in what will be one of the most competitive hockey events of the year. Sport fans in Lucknow will no doubt be looking forward to cheering the world's best hockey prospects. (ANI)