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Men's FIH Pro League 2019

19 Jan 2019 - 30 Jun 2019

The 2019 edition of the Men's FIH Pro League is the first edition of an international field hockey championship that will be played by men's national teams. The tournament begins from January 19 and will be played till June 30.


The Pro League also serves as qualifiers for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. The top four teams of this championship will directly qualify for the Olympic qualification games that will be taking place prior to the Tokyo edition.


The final of the tournament will take place at the Wagener Stadium in Amstelveen, Netherlands between the two teams that will qualify for it in the semifinal round.


Qualification

A total of nine teams were scheduled to compete in the tournament, with the matches taking place in a round robin format with home and away matches. One of the nine teams, Pakistan, was banned by the FIH after they told the world organizing body that they will not be able to play their scheduled first three games.


This made the league a eight team affair. The eight teams that are part of the tournament are Australia, Belgium, Netherlands, England, Germany, Argentina, New Zealand, and Spain.


Hockey India had decided to withdraw themselves from this tournament in July 2017 as they made a better estimation of their chances for qualifying for the Summer Olympics if they play in the Hockey Series.


Teams


CountryCaptainHead Coach
ArgentinaPedro IbarraGerman Orozco
AustraliaEddie Ockenden and Aran ZalewskiColin Batch
BelgiumThomas BrielsShane McLeod
GermanyMark AppelStefani Kermas
Great BritainGeorge Pinner, Ian Sloan and Phil Roper Danny Kerry
Netherlands-Max Caldas
New ZealandBlair TarrantDarren Smith
SpainMiguel DelasFrederic Soyez


Broadcasting Rights

All the matches of 2019 Men's FIH will be broadcasted on the official website of the game which is fih.live. The matches will also be broadcasted on the following countries in the countries listed below:


Participating Countries


CountryBroadcaster
ArgentinaESPN
AustraliaFox Sports
BelgiumTelenet
GermanyDAZN
Great BritainBT Sports
NetherlandsZiggo Sport
New ZealandTVNZ Spark
SpainEurosport Gol


Other Countries


CountryBroadcaster
CanadaB/R
United States of AmericaB/R
IndiaStar Sports
MalaysiaAstro


Women's League

Apart from the men's league, there will also be a women's league that will take place among Argentina, Australia, Belgium, China, Germany, Great Britain, Netherlands, New Zealand and The United States of America.


Indian men retain fifth place but girls slip to tenth in the world rankings post the FIH Pro League results
Indian men retain fifth place but girls slip to tenth in the world rankings post the FIH Pro League results
Men's FIH Pro League 2019: Van der Weeden strikes form in Monchengladbach while Germany lose two in a row
Men's FIH Pro League 2019: Van der Weeden strikes form in Monchengladbach while Germany lose two in a row
Men's FIH Pro League 2019: Trouble brews in Holland while Argentina struggle without Gonzalo Peillat
Men's FIH Pro League 2019: Trouble brews in Holland while Argentina struggle without Gonzalo Peillat
Men's FIH Pro League 2019: Aussies assert dominance, but has India missed a great opportunity?
Men's FIH Pro League 2019: Aussies assert dominance, but has India missed a great opportunity?
Men's FIH Pro League 2019: Aussies win two in a row, Spain surprise Holland at home
Men's FIH Pro League 2019: Aussies win two in a row, Spain surprise Holland at home
Men's FIH Pro League 2019: Belgium, Holland impress as Australia struggle at home 
Men's FIH Pro League 2019: Belgium, Holland impress as Australia struggle at home 
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