Hockey, Asian Games: Archrivals India and Pakistan drawn in same pool

August 8, 2023

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The Asian Hockey Federation and the 2022 Asian Games organising committee, on Tuesday, jointly announced the hockey schedule and groups for the upcoming continental event in Hangzhou.

Both the Indian men’s and women’s teams have been drawn in Pool A of their respective sections.

The Indian men will have to go up against archrivals Pakistan, Japan, Uzbekistan, Bangladesh, and Singapore in Pool A to advance further into the competition.

The women, on the other hand, will have Korea, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and Singapore in their pool.

While the men in blue will start their campaign against Uzbekistan on September 24, the women will be in action for the first time on September 26 against Singapore.

The much anticipated India versus Pakistan clash is slated to happen on September 30.

The gold medal matches for men’s hockey will be held on 6th October with the women fighting for the title the very next day.

Asian Games Men’s Hockey Pools:

Group A: India, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Singapore, Japan, Bangladesh

Group B: Korea, Malaysia, China, Oman, Thailand, Indonesia

Asian Games Women’s Hockey Pools:

Group A: India, Korea, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore

Group B: China, Japan, Thailand, Kazakhstan, Indonesia

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