The International Hockey Federation (FIH) on Monday introduced India as the hosts for up coming year’s junior men’s Planet Cup. This is the 2nd time that India will be internet hosting the prestigious tournament, possessing staged it in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh in 2016, the place the hosts lifted the coveted trophy. FIH said that the competition will be played in direction of the conclusion of 2021 but specific venue and dates for the tournament will introduced at a later on stage.
The junior men’s Planet Cup will see sixteen groups compete for the title, out of which six will be from Europe, four from Asia, such as hosts India, two from Africa, two from Oceania and two from Pan The usa.
Out of the sixteen groups, the six European groups, who have by now skilled for the event in India, are Germany, England, Netherlands, Spain, Belgium and France, as they secured their berths as a result of the European Continental Championships which ended up held in 2019.
Reigning champions India had defeated Belgium 2-one in the remaining match of the 2016 edition at the Important Dhyan Chand Stadium in Lucknow, which noticed them elevate their 2nd-ever FIH Junior Men’s Planet Cup.
India had also hosted the FIH senior men’s Hockey Planet Cup in 2018 at the Kalinga Hockey Stadium, Bhubaneswar.