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Hockey: Men’s Junior World Cup 2021 tournament to begin from tomorrow in Odisha

Odisha capital Bhubaneswar is all set to host the FIH Hockey Men’s Junior World Cup beginning tomorrow. The mega sporting event is scheduled to continue till 5th of December.

Both the Sports and Youth Services Department of State Government and Hockey India have made all necessary arrangements for the mega event. There are four teams each in each of the four pools to prove their prowess in hockey- the sports that is so dear to Odisha and India at large.

While in Pool ‘A’, European heavyweights Belgium will face off against Malaysia, Chile and South Africa, defending champion India is placed in Group ‘B’, along with Canada, France, and Poland, who all arrived in Bhubaneswar to battle it out for the title

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Similarly, while the Netherlands, Spain, Korea and USA will lock horns in Pool ‘C’, Pool ‘D’ will see Germany, Pakistan, Egypt and Argentina face off against one another. While Belgium will play against South Africa in the first game of the FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s Junior World Cup in the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar tomorrow, India will begin their campaign the same day, against France.

Odisha, being home to Sundargarh-the cradle of Indian hockey, has been sponsoring Indian hockey teams since the last couple of years. In addition, the twenty thousand capacity Birsa Munda International Hockey Stadium, billed as the largest in the country, is fast coming up in Rourkela in Odisha to play a co-host to the FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup-2023 along with the iconic Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.

The running commentary of the selected matches will be broadcast on FM Rainbow with RN Support. The commentary will also be carried by stations having Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) transmitters on the digital channel and over DTH. It will also be available on Newsonair Mobile App and Prasar Bharati Sports YouTube channel.

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