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Raipur to host 2015 FIH Hockey World League Final

The final of the previous edition was also held in India in 2014.

Aug 25, 2015 09:02 IST
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Chhattisgarh capital Raipur will host the 2015 FIH Hockey World League (HWL) Final that is scheduled to be held between 27 November and 6 December 2015. It is the second edition of the World League Final.

The announcement in this regard was made by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) president Leandro Negre in the third week of August 2015.

The competitions will be held at the 3000 capacity Raipur International Hockey Stadium that was opened as a dedicated hockey facility in August 2014.

The tournament will feature eight teams, who qualified through the HWL semi-finals in Buenos Aires (Brazil) and Antwerp (Belgium). They include world number one ranking Australia, Netherlands (2), Germany (3), Belgium (4), Great Britain (5), Argentina (6), India (8) and Canada (13).

Incidentally, India was the host for the inaugural event that was held in January 2014 in New Delhi.  It was won by Netherlands.

Further, India is also poised to host the third edition of the biannual event in 2017.

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