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Women’s Asian Champions Trophy: India’s first match against Thailand

  • September 13, 2023
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Women’s Asian Champions Trophy: India’s first match against Thailand
The Asian Hockey Federation and Hockey India on Tuesday announced the schedule for the next edition of the Jharkhand Women’s Asian Champions Trophy 2023. The tournament will begin with the first match to be played between Malaysia and Japan, while hosts India will start their campaign against Thailand in the third match on the first day (October 27).

The Women’s Asian Champions Trophy 2023 will see Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, Japan, China and India compete to win the coveted trophy. The six-team tournament will begin on October 27 and end on November 5. All the teams are part of Pool One and the top four teams will qualify for the semi-finals, where the team topping the table will take on the fourth-placed team and the second and third-placed teams will play each other.
Defending champions Japan will face a tough challenge from Korea, the most decorated team in the tournament’s history, having won three of the six editions of the tournament in 2010, 2011 and 2016.

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Hosts India are in good form, especially after a historic bronze at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games and the title win at the FIH Hockey Women’s Nations Cup Spain 2022. The hosts have also won the Asian Champions Trophy in 2016 and finished as runners-up in 2018. The Indian team will start its campaign against Thailand on October 27 and will face Korea in the last match of the group stage on November 2.

Dato’ Fumio Ogura, President of the Asian Hockey Federation, said, “This is an important occasion for the Asian hockey community, and we look forward to seeing top-level hockey competition at the prestigious Women’s Asian Champions Trophy. I extend my heartfelt appreciation to Hockey India for hosting this event and for their unwavering support and commitment to the development of hockey in Asia. Furthermore, I express my gratitude to the State of Jharkhand for their warm hospitality and enthusiasm in hosting the Women’s Asian Champions Trophy. After Chennai, we are looking forward to another great event in collaboration with Hockey India.”

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