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FIH Men's Champions Trophy 2016: All You Want to Know


First published: June 6, 2016, 12:39 PM IST | Updated: June 6, 2016
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FIH Men's Champions Trophy 2016: All You Want to Know
File image of Sreejesh during a warm-up session. (Getty Images)

India's best finish at a Champions Trophy has been a bronze medal way back in the 1982 edition, and if they manage to even repeat that and not do better, it will be considered a major stepping stone going into the Rio Olympics later in August.

But in defending champions Germany and No. 1-ranked Australia, India and the other three teams in the fray (Belgium, Great Britain and South Korea) face two serious title-contenders in London.

An unprecedented second champions trophy medal for the PR Sreejesh-led Indian team, thus, will require pulling out all stops.

"We are getting back-to-back matches in London and Spain, and that's how the schedule will be like in Rio Olympics also," Sreejesh said before the team's departure.

After the Champions Trophy in London, India will travel straight to Spain for a six-nation tournament.

"This will be a mental test for us as we play world's top four teams in London and we play the five teams we will face in Rio at the Six Nations Tournament. It will come down to how we succeed in executing the plans we have been working on at the training camp," Sreejesh, who replaces the rested Sardar Singh as captain, added.

India and Germany will open the 2016 Champions Trophy, which will be the last since 1978 as the FIH has decided to replace the tournament with another global league.

Here's all you want to know:

DATES: June 10-17, 2016

VENUE: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, Great Britain


FIH RANKINGS: Australia (1), Belgium (5), Germany (3), Great Britain (4), India (7), South Korea (9)


FORMAT: Round-Robin. Each team plays the other once. The top two at the end of the league stage play the final and next best two (No. 3 and 4) play for the bronze medal.


June 10

20:30 - GER vs IND

22:30 - BEL vs KOR

00:30 - GBR vs AUS

June 11

18:30 - GER vs BEL

20:30 - IND vs GBR

22:30 - AUS vs KOR

June 12 (Rest Day)

June 13

16:30 - KOR vs GBR

18:30 - GER vs AUS

20:30 - BEL vs IND

June 14

20:30 - IND vs KOR

22:30 - AUS vs BEL

00:30 - GBR vs GER

June 15 (Rest Day)

June 16

20:30 - AUS vs IND

22:30 - KOR vs GER

00:30 - GBR vs BEL

June 17

20:15 - 5th-6th Place

22:30 - 4th Place (Bronze)

00:45 - 2nd Place (Gold)

(Quotes Courtesy: PTI)

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