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Title holders India set to battle with top teams in Asian Champions Trophy

Press Trust of India  |  Muscat 

Defending champions will battle it out with top nations of the continent, including gold medallists Japan, Pakistan, and Korea in the Hero Asian to be held here from October 18.

Placed fifth in the latest world rankings, is the top ranked team among the competing nations, while are ranked No.16.

World No.12 Malaysia, World No.13 Pakistan, World No. 14 Korea and a highly inspired team round up an exciting mix of teams promising a fiercely competitive tournament ahead.

The fifth edition of the 10-day biennial event will be one of the first big-ticket event to be played in the vibrant capital city of

Introduced in 2011, with the first edition played in Ordos, China, the Asian is a marquee event in the Asian Federation's calendar.

The inaugural edition was clinched by while won the title twice in 2012 and 2013 before India lifted the title again in 2016 held in Kuantan,

"The AHF is pleased to announce that the Trophy unveiling for the prestigious event will be held on October 16 in I expect the competition to be fierce and engaging for the global audience," AHF said.

He further thanked for their continued support as the lead of Federation.

"We are once again grateful to have Hero MotoCorp, one of India's most successful business house and an organisation that has shown extraordinary support for the sport over a number of years, as title sponsors for the 5th edition of Asian

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First Published: Mon, October 08 2018. 16:25 IST