Pools and Venues Confirmed for 2019 Hockey Series Finals

Oct. 23, 2018, 8:09 a.m. (ET)

Content Courtesy of the FIH

  • 24 women’s teams and 24 men’s teams to compete
  • Five teams still to qualify
  • All venues confirmed

Lausanne, Switzerland: The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has confirmed the composition of the pools for the Hockey Series Finals in 2019. There are plenty of exciting games ahead!

Additionally, the full line-up of venues is now confirmed with India and Ireland joining France, Japan, Malaysia and Spain as hosts.

Three pools of eight teams each for women as well as for men will compete in these events which will gather a number of the best-ranked teams not involved in the FIH Pro League.

All teams qualified through the Hockey Series Open. Five more teams – two men’s and two women’s teams from Africa as well as one men’s team from Asia - will qualify to the Hockey Series Finals through the remaining Hockey Series Open events due to be played in Africa (December 7-9 in Zimbabwe) and Asia (date and venue to be confirmed).

“After the success of the Hockey Series Open, the Hockey Series Finals will provide an even bigger stage for top and highly contested games. We’re convinced that this new competition, part of our new Event Portfolio, will generate a lot of excitement among fans all over the world”, FIH CEO Thierry Weil stated.

Match schedules for the Hockey Series Finals will be confirmed at a later stage this year.

The top two teams from each Hockey Series Final will secure a place in the Qualification Events for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games which will be held in November 2019.

Men’s Pools:

Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia): April 26 - May 4, 2019
Austria
Brazil
Canada
China
Italy
Malaysia
Vanuatu
Wales

India (venue to be confirmed): June 6 - 16, 2019
India
Japan
Mexico
Poland
Russia
South Africa
USA
+ 1 team to be confirmed

Le Touquet (France): June 15 - 23, 2019
Chile
France
Ireland
Korea
Scotland
Singapore
+ 2 teams to be confirmed

Women’s Pools:

Ireland (venue to be confirmed): June 8 - 16, 2019
Czech Republic
France
Ireland
Korea
Malaysia
Scotland
Ukraine
+ 1 team to be confirmed

Japan (venue to be confirmed): June 15 - 23, 2019
Chile
Fiji
India
Japan
Mexico
Polan
Russia
Uruguay

Valencia (Spain): June 19 - 27, 2019
Belarus
Canada
Italy
South Africa
Spain
Thailand
Wales
+ 1 team to be confirmed

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About the Hockey Series: A comprehensive Q&A detailing the FIH Series and Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games qualification is detailed on the official website.

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