Asia Cup Hockey 2017: Points Table, Team Standings | Sports News – The Indian Express

The 2017 edition of Asia Cup Hockey will see eight teams play to get direct qualification for the 2018 World Cup, which is scheduled to be played in India. Bangladesh are hosting their second Asia Cup tournament and will be eager to lift the coveted trophy for the first time. Defending champions South Korea are vying four their fifth title. Indian Men’s team, who are the highest ranked team and favourites to win the championship, are led by Manpreet Singh and kickstart their campaign against Japan. The tournament starts on October 11 and the final will be played on October 22 in Dhaka.
The 8 teams are: India, Pakistan, Japan, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Oman, South Korea, China.
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