Saturday, 21 July 2012

Indian Hockey Team Facing Champions Trophy 2012

Indian hockey team is one of the five teams have already entered into the Men’s Champions Trophy Hockey tournament that to be commencing in Melbourne in some months of this year. Indian hockey team has been ending the country that waited for the long term for six years to have a glance at the prestigious events. 

Beyond Indian hockey team, other countries that have already selected for this tournament are Australia, Belgium, Germany, Netherlands and New Zealand. The number of teams will be increased subsequent to the London Olympic Games and this information is unveiled in the website of International Hockey Federation (FIH). 

This is the thirty fourth championship trophy is conducting by the State Netball Hockey Center in Melbourne, which has already hosted the same trophy in the year of 2009 and this match commence in the month of December. The Champions Trophy will be the first top level international tournament subsequent to the London Games.

India last featured in the Champions Trophy way back in 2005 in Chennai where they finished fifth as hosts. At first, India will return to Champions Trophy for last year, India could have returned to the Champions Trophy fold last year, if not for the FIH which snatched away the hosting rights from the country because of the long-standing dispute between two warring federations -- Hockey India and Indian Hockey Federation.

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