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India in easy pool at World Cup hockey

India have been placed in Pool B of this year's men's World Cup hockey to be played in Germany.

india Updated: Jun 03, 2006 17:15 IST

India has been placed in the relatively easier Pool 'B' of the men's World Cup hockey to be played in Monchengladbach, Germany, later this year.

India has been placed along with the Netherlands, Germany, Korea, South Africa and England.

Pool 'A' comprises Olympic champions Australia, Spain, Pakistan, Argentina, New Zealand and Japan are there.

The groupings were made based on the International Hockey Federation rankings, in which India is ranked sixth in the world.

The tournament will be played from September 6 to 17.

First Published: Jun 03, 2006 17:15 IST