The 2014 Men Hockey Championship Trophy tournament is all set to start from 6th December 2014 till 14 December 2014. The tournament will be played at Bhubaneswar in India. This will be the 35th edition of the Hockey Championship, after this edition, the Hockey Championship will be held biannually because of the initiation of the Hockey World League.
A total of 8 teams are participating in this tournament. In case of refusal of participation by any team, the other next best finisher from the previous tournament will be awarded that place. Similar treatment will be given to the teams nominated by the Executive Board. The teams selected for this tournament are those who were the top five finishers from the previous edition and the winners of the 2012 Championship Challenge I and those selected by the executive board. India (host nation), Australia, Netherlands, Pakistan, Belgium, Argentina, England and Germany will participate. Pakistan qualified as was third in the 2012 Champions Trophy.
The tournament will start with Australia playing against England on 6th December. Pakistan will then face Belgium in the second match of the first day of the tournament. On the second day, Pakistan will face England on 7th December, while on 9th December Pakistan will play against Australia. Let’s Hope Pakistan performs well in this tournament.