Hockey Asia Cup 2017 Schedule, India’s Fixtures & Squads

The Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) has announced the Hero Hockey Asia Cup 2017 schedule. The Men’s Asia Cup 2017 is scheduled to be held at the Maulana Bhashani National Hockey Stadium in Dhaka, Bangladesh from October 11 to 22. Since 1985, this is the first time Bangladesh will host this tournament. The tournament will witness some of the top hockey teams battling for the title.

The main perk of the Asia Cup 2017 Hockey is that the winner will get a direct qualification to the Hockey World Cup 2018 which is scheduled to take place in Bhubaneswar, India. The inaugural edition of the competition was won by Pakistan.

Hockey Asia Cup 2017 Schedule, India's Fixtures

India has won the Asia Cup twice, first in 2003 and second in 2007 while Korea has become the winner of the cup in 1993, 1999, 2009 and 2013. The tournament will feature host Bangladesh along with India, Pakistan, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Oman and China.

Teams & Pools

Pool A Pool B
India [6] Malaysia [12]
Pakistan [14] South Korea [13]
Japan [17] China [18]
Bangladesh [34] Oman [30]

Hockey Asia Cup 2017 India’s Schedule

Here is the full schedule of Indian hockey team for Hockey Asia Cup 2017:

October 11

India vs Japan

Time: 3 pm local time

October 13

India vs Bangladesh

Time: 5:30 pm local time

October 15

India vs Pakistan

Time: 5:30 pm local time

October 22

Final


Hockey Asia Cup 2017 Schedule

Pool A

Match Date Time
India vs Japan 11 October 3pm local time, 2:30pm IST
Pakistan vs Bangladesh 11 October 5:30pm local time, 5pm IST
Japan vs Pakistan 13 October 3pm local time, 2:30pm IST
India vs Bangladesh 13 October 5:30pm local time, 5pm IST
Japan vs Bangladesh 15 October 3pm local time, 2:30pm IST
India vs Pakistan 15 October 5:30pm local time, 5pm IST

Pool B

Match Date Time
Malaysia vs China 12 October 3pm local time, 2:30pm IST
South Korea vs Oman 12 October 5:30pm local time, 5pm IST
China vs Oman 14 October 3pm local time, 2:30pm IST
South Korea vs Malaysia 14 October 5:30pm local time, 5pm IST
Malaysia vs Oman 16 October 3pm local time, 2:30pm IST
China vs South Korea 16 October 5:30pm local time, 5pm IST

All the teams have been dived into two groups, Group A include Pakistan, India, Japan and Bangladesh while Malaysia, Korea, China and Oman are in Group B.

As per the latest FIH World Rankings, India is ranked top amongst other teams at the 6th position while the defending champions Korea is at the 13th position. The Indian squads for the Hockey Asia Cup 2017 are announced by the officials.

India hockey team

Goalkeepers: Akash Chikte, Suraj Karkera

Defenders: Dipsan Tirkey, Kothajit Singh, Surender Kumar, Harmanpreet Singh, Varun Kumar

Midfielders: SK Uthappa, Sardar Singh, Manpreet Singh (captain), Chinglensana Singh, Sumit

Forwards: S.V. Sunil (vice-captain), Akashdeep Singh, Ramandeep Singh, Lalit Kumar, Gurjant Singh, Satbir Singh

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