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Junior Hockey World Cup 2016: 5 things you should know

Vidhi Shah
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08 Dec 2016, 12:22 IST
The Indian colts during a practice session at the Major Dhyan Chand stadium in Lucknow.

The 2016 Men's Hockey Junior World Cup will go underway at the Major Dhyan Chand stadium in Lucknow from the 8th of December. 16 of the best teams from across the globe in the likes of Australia, Argentina, South Korea, Austria, Netherlands, Belgium, Malaysia, Egypt, Germany, New Zealand, Spain, Japan, England, South Africa, Canada and host nation India will clash against each other for the prestigious honour at stake. 

There are a lot of interesting facts surrounding this edition of the World Cup, here are the 5 things you should definitely be aware of:

#5 India hosting the coveted tournament for the second consecutive time

It is for the first time in the history of the World Cup, that a country is playing the host nation for the second time in a row. Back in 2013, the Junior Hockey World Cup was held in the capital city of New Delhi at the Dhyan Chand National Stadium. Germany emerged as the champions that year after beating France 5-2 in the final encounter while the Netherlands finished in the third place.

As for 2016, the city of Nawabs, Lucknow will play host to the world’s best hockey colts. All the matches will be played at the Major Dhyan Chand Stadium, which is the sole venue for the entire course of the tournament.

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