India clubbed with Netherlands in junior World Cup

New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) India have been clubbed with runners-up Netherlands in Group C of the Junior Men's Hockey World Cup that will be held here at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium Dec 6-15.

The tournament features four pools of four teams followed by quarter-finals, semi-finals, classification and medal matches.

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

Besides the Netherlands and India, the other teams in Group C are South Korea and Canada England, New Zealand, South Africa and Malaysia are in Pool D.

The opening day of the tournament will feature all sixteen teams taking to the field. The action begins in Pool C when South Korea face Canada before a clash between Pool B rivals Australia and Argentina.

These will be followed by the Spain v France (Pool B), New Zealand v Malaysia (Pool D), Germany v Belgium (Pool A), Pakistan v Egypt (Pool A) and England v South Africa (Pool D) matches ahead of a mouth-watering meeting between Netherlands and India.

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