New Delhi to Host Major FIH Events

By iSportconnect | March 7, 2013

New Dehli will play host to the International Hockey Federation’s (FIH) major events, pharm the Hero Hockey Junior World Cup and the Hero Hockey World League Finals.

The Hero Hockey Junior World Cup will take place December 6-15, followed by the Hero Hockey World League Finals on January 10-18.

The Junior World Cup is held every four years and features the top 16 men’s junior teams, while the World League Finals is the result of a two-year battle for the Hockey World League, that has seen 60 men’s national teams play through four rounds.

FIH President Leandro Negre said: “I can think of no better venue for our inaugural Hockey World League final tournament than India. With this event we are bringing the future of hockey to a country that has one of the richest traditions in our sport. It is sure to be an action packed tournament.

“The Junior World Cup is one of the gems in our event calendar. We get the see the future of hockey on display. When looking through past athletes that have competed in the Junior World Cup, it reads as a who’s who in international hockey.”

The full line-up for the World League Finals will be known in June, after the qualification tournament is complete, whilst Australia have been added as the last team in the Junior World Cup, after winning the Junior Oceania Cup.

Hero Motocorp will again be the title sponsor for both events.