Asian Games Men's Hockey: India, Pakistan in Same Pool

A gold medal in the Asian Games will guarantee a berth in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Updated: August 20, 2014 18:55 IST
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File photo: Indian men won silver in 2014 CWG in Glasgow.

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New Delhi: Traditional rivals India and Pakistan are drawn in the same group in men's hockey competition for the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea next month. The former World Cup champions figure in group B alongside Sri Lanka and Oman. The Games begin September 19. (Indian Hockey Team Mentally Stronger After Commonwealth Games: PR Sreejesh)

Hosts South Korea, Malaysia, Japan, Bangladesh and Singapore are in Pool A, according to the draw released by the Asian Hockey Federation on Wednesday. The nation that wins the gold medal qualifies directly for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. (Read: After CWG Silver, Hockey India Eyes Asian Games Gold)

In the women's category, India are in Pool A with China, Malaysia and Thailand while Korea, Japan, Kazakhstan and Hong Kong China are placed in Pool B.

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