Indian hockey team leaves for Belgium
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) The Indian men’s hockey team left for Belgium from here on Monday night to take part in the Hockey World League Semi-Final.
The 10-team tournament will be played in Antwerp from June 20 to July 5.
A top-4 position at the tourney will help teams qualify for the Hockey World League Final to be played in India in November-December. Also, a top-3 finish will help sides qualify for the 2016 Olympics for which India have already secured their berth by winning the 2014 Asian Games gold.
India have been placed in Pool A with Australia, France, Pakistan and Poland and will start their campaign against France on June 20.