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Hockey Junior World Cup for men to begin from Dec 8

ANI  |  New Delhi[India] 

Hockey Junior World Cup Men is scheduled to take place from December 8 till December 18, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) on Thursday confirmed.

The pool stages would take place between 8-12 December, before the classification matches begin on 14.

The medal matches will then be held on Sunday 18 December 2016, with the Bronze medal match at 04.45 P.M. and the Final taking place at 07:00 P.M.

The Indian Junior squad is in Pool D slotted with England, and

The Indian squad would open their campaign against on December 8 immediately after the opening ceremony.

will then face off against and 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 and dark horses

With a total of only one rest day on Tuesday 13 December 2016 for the tournament, fans will be treated to 10 days of high-speed, action packed hockey at the Major Dhyan Chand Hockey Stadium Lucknow as the world's rising stars battle it out to in what will be one of the most competitive hockey events of the year.

A hotbed of hockey, Lucknow's fans turned out in force to cheer on the Wizards during the Coal Hockey League earlier this year.They will no doubt be looking forward to cheering on the world's best prospects who will take to the field in their home city.

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First Published: Thu, October 13 2016. 19:46 IST