Bhubaneshwar is all set to host the Odisha Men’s Hockey World League Final at the Kalinga Stadium from 1st – 10th December 2017. The venue successfully hosted the 2014 Men’s Hockey Champions Trophy. It is also home to the current Hockey India League champions, the Kalinga Lancers.
Speaking about this announcement, FIH President Narinder Dhruv Batra said:
“Bhubaneswar is a city ready to welcome the world. Its passionate sports fans and our experienced hosts will create an incredible environment for our stars to shine during what are the two of the biggest events in our sport.
“We encourage fans from across the world to come together and share the glory with their teams, each of them aiming to become world champions in these respective competitions. In doing so, fans will also get to experience first-hand the rich culture and warm hospitality offered by this amazing part of the world.”
Top teams from eight countries including India, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, England, Germany, the Netherlands and Spain will participate in the Men’s Hockey World League, to be held in December 2017. Around 22 matches will be played during the tournament.
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