Hockey: Champions Trophy 2014 Fixtures, Times, TV Schedule

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The Champions Trophy 2014 men's hockey tournament will be held in Bhubaneswar from December 6 to 14. This is the 35th edition.

World number 1 Australia are the defending champions. They are in Pool A with Belgium, England and Pakistan. Hosts India, ranked 11th in the world are in Pool B with Netherlands (world no. 2), Germany and Argentina.

All 8 captains pose with the trophy

In the previous edition (2012), Australia beat Netherlands 2-1 in the final in Melbourne. Australia made it 5 titles in a row in 2012 and are now bidding to extend that to 6.

From 2012, the tournament is being held every two years. India lost to Australia in the semi-finals in 2012. In the third place play-off they were beaten again, by Pakistan.

The matches will be shown LIVE on Ten Sports (in India)

On Twitter, follow the updates on official International Hockey Federation's (FIH) handle @FIH_Hockey

Use hashtags #CT2014 #BestOfTheBest

Live streaming on http://youtube.com/fihockey


How the 8 teams qualify for Champions Trophy

  • The host
  • The teams placed 1st - 5th in the previous Champions Trophy
  • The winners of the previous FIH Champions Challenge 1
  • One or two places to be nominated by the FIH Executive Board
  • If one of the teams qualified under T2 or T3 above declines the invitation to play in the next FIH Champions Trophy, that place will be offered to the team placed 6th in the previous FIH Champions Trophy. Similarly, if two teams decline the invitation to play in the next Champions Trophy, the second replacement place will be offered to the team placed 7th in the previous FIH Champions Trophy.

Here is the full schedule of the tournament (all matches will be played at Kalinga Hockey Stadium)

Groups
Pool A Pool B
Australia (World No. 1) Netherlands (2)
Belgium (4) Germany (3)
England (5) Argentina (7)
Pakistan (11) India (9)
Match Schedule (All times in IST)
Date Match Number Time Pool Match
Saturday 6 December 1 12:00 A Australia Vs England
  2 14:00 A Belgium Vs Pakistan
  3 17:30 B Netherlands Vs Argentina
  4 19:30 B Germany Vs India
Sunday 7 December 5 12:00 A Belgium Vs Australia
  6 14:00 A England Vs Pakistan
  7 17:30 B Germany Vs Netherlands
  8 19:30 B Argentina Vs India
Monday 8 December   Rest Day    
Tuesday 9 December 9 12:00 B Argentina Vs Germany
  10 14:00 A England Vs Belgium
  11 17:30 A Australia Vs Pakistan
  12 19:30 B Netherlands Vs India
Wednesday 10 December   Rest Day    
Thursday 11 December 13 11:30 Quarter-final 1 Netherlands Vs Pakistan
  14 13:45 QF2 Argentina Vs Australia
  15 17:15 QF3 England Vs Germany
  16 19:30 QF4 India Vs Belgium
Friday 12 December   Rest Day    
Saturday 13 December 17 11:30 Classification - 5-8 Belgium Vs Netherlands
  18 13:45 Classification - 5-8 England Vs Argentina
  19 17:15 Semi-final 1 Germany Vs Australia
  20 19:30 Semi-final 2 India Vs Pakistan
Sunday 14 December 21 11:30 Classification 7/8 (Losers of Match 17/18)
  22 13:45 5/6 (Winners of Match 17/18)
  23 17:15 3/4 (Losers of Match 19/20)
  24 19:30 Final (Winners of Match 19/20)

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