Here are Hockey men’s Asian Champions Trophy full schedule and other details.
The Indian national hockey team departed for the fifth edition of the men’s Asian Champions trophy with the side looking to establish its credentials as a hockey giant once again. India goes into the 2018 edition of the tournament as defending champions and will be looking to put on a strong showing ahead of the world cup to be played in November.
Coming back to Hockey men’s Asian Champions Trophy full schedule, the expectations from the Indian side are huge. Looking to put behind the disappointment of the Asian Games, the champions trophy offers India not just a shot at redemption but also a chance to test their side ahead of the all-important world cup that will begin on November 28 in India. The tournament will be a stern test for World No.5 India who will be competing with Asian Games medallists Japan, World No.12 Malaysia and World No.14 South Korea.
Indian captain Manpreet Singh emphasized on the importance of the tournament for the team who will be looking to avoid the same mistakes that they committed in the Asian Games semi-final against Malaysia.
“We have had a tough few months as we could not achieve our target of winning the gold medal at the 18th Asian Games, but it is time now for all of us to rejuvenate ourselves and prepare well for the Hockey Men’s World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018,” Manpreet said before leaving for Champions Trophy, to be held in Oman. World number five Indian team will begin its campaign against hosts Oman on Thursday.
We bring you the entire schedule of the men’s Asian Champions Trophy. Malaysia will face Japan in the inaugural match. India will play their first match against Oman on Thursday.
Men’s Hero Asian Champions Trophy 2018 18 to 28 October 2018
- India, Malaysia, Pakistan, Korea, Japan and Oman
India begins their campaign on the 18th of October in the second game of the tournament against Oman.
October 20, Japan will meet South Korea while India will take on arch-rivals Pakistan.
On October 21, India will take on Japan.
On October 22, Malaysia and South Korea will come face to face with Pakistan and Oman playing the second match of the day.
India will play Malaysia on October 23.
India will play back to back matches with the team facing South Korea on October 24.
On October 25, Pakistan will face Malaysia and Japan will face Oman.
October 27 will see the knock-out matches take place.
The final will be held on October 28.
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