The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has released the match schedule for the Men’s Champions Challenge II, to be played in Dublin, Ireland from 6-12 July 2009.
The Champions Challenge II is a new FIH World Level Event, featuring the best teams that didn’t qualify for the Champions Trophy or Champions Challenge I.
Eight teams are participating in the Champions Challenge II. Japan, Ireland, Poland an Chile will play in Pool A, while Pool B will be composed by Malaysia, France, Austria and Russia.
Preliminary round robin play is scheduled for Monday 6, Tuesday 7 and Thursday 9 July. After a rest day on Friday 10 July, crossed semi-finals will take place on Saturday 11 July. The final will be played on Sunday 12 July.
The Women’s Champions Challenge II will take place in Kazan, Russia from 21-27 June 2009.
Please click here for the match schedule of the Men’s Champions Challenge II.