s Hockey Finals: India to take on South Africa in summit clash
India will clash with South Africa in the title clash of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) Men’s Series Finals at Bhubaneswar, Odisha this evening. The match will start at 7:15 PM at the Kalinga Stadium.
Winning their respective semi-finals, India and South Africa had set up the summit clash yesterday and sealed their berths in the Olympic Qualifiers. Top two teams of this tournament were to join 12 others for the 14-team Olympic Qualifiers to be held in October-November this year. Meanwhile, the FIH Women’s Series Finals began at Hiroshima in Japan this morning.
The Indian eves placed in Group-A will play their opening game against Uruguay at 2:30 this afternoon (Indian Time). Like the Men’s Finals, teams that finish at the top two in the tournament will make it to the Olympics qualifier to be held later this year.