The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has now confirmed the composition of the pools for the six exciting FIH Series Finals scheduled between April and June this year.

Three pools of eight teams each for women as well as for men will compete in these events which will involve some of the best teams in the world.

Furthermore, the FIH Series Finals are one of the roads to reach the Olympic Games.

Indeed, the top two teams from each FIH Series Finals will secure a place in the Qualification Events for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games which will be held in October and November 2019.

Mens Pools

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

When : 26 April – 4 May 2019

Whose playing? 

  • Austria
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • China
  • Italy
  • Malaysia
  • Belarus
  • Wales

India, Bhubaneswar

When : 6 – 16 June 2019

Whose playing? 

  • India
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • Poland
  • Russia
  • South Africa
  • USA
  • Uzbekistan

 

Le Touquet (France)

When : 15-23 June 2019

Whose playing? 

  • Chile
  • Egypt
  • France
  • Ireland
  • Korea
  • Scotland
  • Singapore
  • Ukraine

Womens Pools

 Ireland (Dublin)

When :8-16 June 2019

Whose playing? 

  • Czech Republic
  • France
  • Ireland
  • Korea
  • Malaysia
  • Scotland
  • Singapore
  • Ukraine

Japan (Hiroshima) 

When : 15-23 June 2019

Whose playing? 

  • Chile
  • Fiji
  • India
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • Poland
  • Russia
  • Uruguay

Valencia (Spain)

When : 19-27 June 2019

Whose playing? 

  • Belarus
  • Canada
  • Italy
  • Namibia
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Thailand
  • Wales

(*)note: if Japan, Scotland or Wales finish in the top 2 of their respective pools, they will not secure a place in the Olympic Games Qualifiers. Japan have already qualified as both host and winners of the Asian Games; for Scotland and Wales, the reason is that England are the nominated country for GBR’s qualification pathway.

If any of these three teams do finish in the top 2, the team that finishes third does NOT automatically qualify for the Olympic Games Qualifiers. Any such additional place is determined by the FIH Hero World Rankings as at the completion of the continental championships (8 September 2019)