Olympic champions Argentina, World Cup and hockey World League champions Australia, Olympic silver medalist Belgium, Asian champion India, host European champions Netherlands and three times Champions Trophy winners Pakistan team Breda (Netherlands) from June 23 to July 1 Men’s Champions Trophy hockey will be held in 2018
In the nine-day tournament, it is a day of rest on June 25. All six teams participating in this match will face each other in the league. This is the last version of the Men’s Champions Trophy for the top six teams of the world. The event of the tournament was announced by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) on Thursday.
The Champions Trophy was started by Pakistan. The first Champions Trophy was held in 1978. Prior to the men’s Hockey World Cup to be held from November 28 to December 16 in India, it will be the last chance to play against each other for all six teams attending the Champions Trophy.
The first match of the Champions Trophy will be played between rival India and Pakistan on June 23. The remaining two other matches on the first day will be from Argentina, while the Australian team will face Belgium.
India’s team will play their second match on 24 June from Argentina, third match on 27 June from Australia, fourth on 28 June, Belgium and fifth match against host Netherlands on June 30. The final will be played on July 1 and matches will be played on third and fourth and fifth-sixth places on this day.
Being the host of the Netherlands, Argentina has qualified for the Champions Trophy directly by the Olympic champion and Australia as World Cup and Hockey World champion. The remaining three i.e. Belgium, India and Pakistan have been invited by the Executive Board of FIH to join the Champions Trophy.