Lucknow to host 2016 Junior hockey World Cup

The Lucknow city of Uttar Pradesh is going to host the 2016 Junior Men’s hockey World Cup. Announcement in this regard was made by the International Hockey Federation (FIH).

The Junior hockey World Cup would be held from 8th to 18th December 2016. The eleven-day long event will feature 16 teams.

They include defending champions Germany, Australia, Argentina, Belgium, Austria, Canada, Egypt, India, England, Japan, Korea, South Africa, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan and Spain.

Besides, Women’s Hockey Junior World Cup will take place shortly beforehand in Santiago, Chile, between November 24 and December 4, 2016. India will not be part of that event.

About Hockey Junior World Cup

  • It is an international field hockey competition organised by the FIH.
  • The tournament was started in 1979. It has been held every four years since 1985. Competitors must be under the age of 21.
  • Germany has won this cup for six times i.e. most titles. India, Australia, Argentina and Pakistan have each won the tournament once.

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