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2018 Men's Hockey World Cup (Bhubaneswar, India)

  • 06-08-2018 2:35pm
    Registered Users Posts: 22,152 ✭✭✭✭

    Over to the men now from November 28th to December 16th

    Pool A (Current World Rankings)
    Argentina (2)
    New Zealand (9)
    Spain (8)
    France (20)

    Pool B
    Australia (1)
    England (7)
    Ireland (10)
    China (17)

    Pool C
    Belgium (3)
    India (5)
    Canada (11)
    South Africa (15)

    Pool D
    Netherlands (4)
    Germany (6)
    Malaysia (12)
    Pakistan (13)

    November 28th

    Belgium V Canada
    India V South Africa

    November 29th
    Argentina V Spain
    New Zealand V France

    November 30th
    Australia V Ireland
    England V China

    December 1st
    Netherlands V Malaysia
    Germany V Pakistan

    December 2nd
    Canada V South Africa
    India V Belgium

    December 3rd
    Spain V France
    New Zealand V Argentina

    December 4th
    England V Australia
    Ireland V China

    December 5th
    Germany V Netherlands
    Malaysia V Pakistan

    December 6th
    Spain V New Zealand
    Argentina V France

    December 7th
    Australia V China
    Ireland V England

    December 8th
    Belgium V South Africa
    Canada V India

    December 9th
    Malaysia V Germany
    Netherlands V Pakistan

    Cross Over Games
    December 10th

    2nd A V 3rd B
    2nd B V 3rd A

    December 11th
    2nd C V 3rd D
    2nd D V 3rd C



  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 12,757 Mod ✭✭✭✭riffmongous

    What are our chances here do you think? England don't seem that much better than us and we should be able to beat China anyway

  • Registered Users Posts: 22,152 ✭✭✭✭citytillidie

    Quarter Finals should be the goal


  • Registered Users Posts: 617 ✭✭✭Drifter50

    It will all come down to the England game, otherwise we will be relying on the crossover games and that will be a lottery.

    Lads are all training hard though. Alex Cox has decided to move the squad training to Holland now, as the greater part of the squad are based reasonably close.

    Who would have heard of it, the Irish National Team training in Holland. Still I suppose it makes sense

  • Registered Users Posts: 617 ✭✭✭Drifter50

    So the team are off to India on Saturday. Best of luck to them all

  • Registered Users Posts: 22,152 ✭✭✭✭citytillidie

    Ireland have lost 1st game V Australia


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  • Registered Users Posts: 617 ✭✭✭Drifter50

    This was always going to be the toughest game and we came up just short. Last few times we`ve played them we have been hammered, never in the game. Today we competed throughout the game and could have snatched something.
    However all the commentators are saying China won`t be pushovers this time and have drawn England 2-2. This make Tuesdays game crucial