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Hockey: China drawn with hosts Argentina in World League Final

China have been drawn with hosts Argentina in Pool A of the World League Final, which will be held in San Miguel de Tucamán from November 30-December 8. Photo: FIH.

China have been drawn with hosts Argentina in Pool A of the World League Final, which will be held in San Miguel de Tucamán from November 30-December 8. Photo: FIH.

October 16, 2013: China have been drawn with hosts Argentina and Oceania duo Australia and New Zealand in Pool B of the Hockey World League Final, which will be held in the northern city of San Miguel de Tucamán from November 30-December 8.


Korea have been drawn in Pool A with Olympic champions Netherlands, European champions Germany and England, in a schedule announced by the FIH. Korea will look to bounce back after losing to Japan in the final of last month’s Asia Cup in Malaysia, where China finished fourth.


The World League Final will also provide China a chance to exact revenge after Argentina beat them 3-2 to claim third place in the World League Semi-Finals in London in June, earning the 2010 World Cup winners a place at next year’s World Cup in the Netherlands. China have since earned their place at The Hague.


The eight-team tournament features two pools of four followed by quarter-finals, semi-finals, classification and medal matches, and is the culmination of a competition that began with the first rounds in August 2012.


All eight teams will compete on the opening day. The morning session will feature Pool A matches, with Korea opening their campaign against World No. 4 England, then World No. 1 Netherlands tackling European rivals Germany.


The evening session gets underway with World No. 3 New Zealand and China going head-to-head in Pool B before World No. 2 Argentina play an in-form Australia side.


The World League gives every hockey-playing nation a chance to go all the way to the World Cup and the Olympics. Composed of four rounds and played over two years, the schedule alternately coincides with the build-up to the World Cup and to the Olympics, providing more than half of the entry tickets for both.


All of the matches from the tournament in Tucamán will be live streamed on the FIH You Tube channel, which will also feature match highlights and behind-the-scenes footage. To subscribe, visit:


Current World Ranking

1. Netherlands (2823), 2. Argentina (2705), 3. New Zealand (2335), 4. England (2267), 5. Germany (2190), 6. Australia (2175), 7. China (2145), 8. Korea (1970)


Argentina Hockey World League Final 2013 – Match Schedule


Saturday, November 30

No.      Time    Pool     Match

1          09:00   A          England v Korea

2          11:30   A          Netherlands v Germany

3          18:30   B         New Zealand v China

4          21:00   B         Argentina v Australia


Sunday, December 1

5          09:00   A          England v Netherlands

6          11:30   A          Germany v Korea

7          18:30   B         Australia v China

8          21:00   B         New Zealand v Argentina


Monday, December 2 – Rest Day


Tuesday, December 3

9          09:00   A          Netherlands v Korea

10        11:30   A          Germany v England

11        18:30   B         Australia v New Zealand

12        21:00   B         Argentina v China


Wednesday, December 4 – Rest Day


Thursday 5 December

13        09:00   QF1     A1 v B4

14        11:30   QF2     A2 v B3

15        18:30   QF3     B2 v A3

16        21:00   QF4     B1 v A4


Friday, December 6 – Rest Day


Saturday, December 7

17        09:00   5/8       Loser 13 v Loser 14

18        11:30   5/8       Loser 15 v Loser 16

19        18:30   SF1     Winner 13 v Winner 14

20        21:00   SF2     Winner 15 v Winner 16


Sunday, December 8

21        09:00   7/8       Loser 17 v Loser 18

22        11:30   5/6       Winner 17 v Winner 18

23        18:30   3/4       Loser 19 v Loser 20

24        21:00   Final     Winner 19 v Winner 20

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