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Online ticket sales begin for Junior Hockey World Cup

Lucknow, Oct 22 (IANS) Hockey India (HI) on Saturday announced the opening of online ticket sales for the Junior Hockey World Cup to be held in Lucknow from December 8 to 18.

Tickets for the Under-21 event are priced between Rs. 50-200 and can be bought at http://ticketgenie.in.

Hosted at the Major Dhyan Chand Hockey Stadium in Lucknow, the event will see hockey's rising stars battle it out for the trophy in the 10-day high octane tournament.

India are in Pool D with England, South Africa and Canada. Their opening game is against Canada on December 8. They play England and South Africa on December 10 and 12 respectively.

The medal matches will then be held on December 18.

The Indian team has, over the past months, won the Eurasia Cup, drawn a highly competitive test series in England and, most remarkably, finished fourth in the Australian Hockey League earlier this month.

The team is currently in Spain to take part in a 4-Nations Invitations Tournament taking place from October 24 to 30.

--IANS

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