Argentina book last hockey World Cup berth

Updated: 23 November 2009 11:54 IST

Argentina earned the last spot available for next year's Hero Honda FIH Hockey World Cup to be staged from February 28 to March 13.

New Delhi :

Argentina earned the last spot available for next year's Hero Honda FIH Hockey World Cup to be staged here from February 28 to March 13, when they beat Belgium 4-3 in the final of the last qualifying tournament in Quilmes.

The hosts put up an attacking brand of game and rallied from behind to edge past Belgium in the keenly-contested summit clash of BDO Hockey World Cup Qualifier on Sunday.

With the victory of the Latin American country, all the 12 participating nations of the megaevent are now confirmed.

Besides host India and Argentina, other countries to have qualified for the World Cup are Canada, Korea, South Africa, Australia, England, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Pakistan, and New Zealand.

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) will announce the pools and of next year's elite event after the completion of the BDO Champions Challenge I in Salta, Argentina from December 6-13, a FIH release stated. 

Topics : Hockey
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