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Airline strike delays Spain’s arrival

A strike call by the pilots union of Lufthansa has disrupted the plans of the Spanish men’s hockey team, delaying its arrival to India for the FIH Hockey World Cup starting in New Delhi on Sunday.

india Updated: Feb 23, 2010 00:05 IST
B Shrikant

A strike call by the pilots union of Lufthansa has disrupted the plans of the Spanish men’s hockey team, delaying its arrival to India for the FIH Hockey World Cup starting in New Delhi on Sunday. Lufthansa pilots went on strike on Monday and will continue till Thursday.

The Spanish team, which was to leave early on Monday (local time) and reach New Delhi via Frankfurt, is now stranded in Madrid, waiting for the airlines to make some arrangements so that it can reach New Delhi well in time before its opening match against South Africa on February 28.

“The team’s plans are to be confirmed, we are affected by the Lufthansa strike,” Eduardo Perez, a technical official with the Spanish hockey federation (RFEH) said on phone from Barcelona.