World Series Hockey Pools Announced

Pools and venues confirmed for 2019 FIH Series Finals

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has confirmed the composition of the pools for the FIH Series Finals in 2019. There are plenty of exciting games ahead!

Additionally, the full line-up of venues is now confirmed with India and Ireland joining France, Japan, Malaysia and Spain as hosts.

Three pools of eight teams each for women as well as for men will compete in these events which will gather a number of the best-ranked teams not involved in the FIH Pro League.

All teams qualified through the Hockey Series Open. Five more teams – two men’s and two women’s teams from Africa as well as one men’s team from Asia – will qualify to the FIH Series Finals through the remaining Hockey Series Open events due to be played in Africa (7-9 December in Zimbabwe) and Asia (date and venue to be confirmed).

“After the success of the Hockey Series Open, the FIH Series Finals will provide an even bigger stage for top and highly contested games. We’re convinced that this new competition, part of our new Event Portfolio, will generate a lot of excitement among fans all over the world”, FIH CEO Thierry Weil stated.

Match schedules for the FIH Series Finals will be confirmed at a later stage this year.

The top two teams from each FIH Series Final will secure a place in the Qualification Events for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games which will be held in November 2019.

Men’s Pools:

Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) 26 April – 4 May 2019

Austria

Brazil

Canada

China

Italy

Malaysia

Vanuatu

Wales

India (venue to be confirmed) 6 – 16 June 2019

India

Japan

Mexico

Poland

Russia

South Africa

USA

+ 1 team to be confirmed

Le Touquet (France) 15-23 June 2019

Chile

France

Ireland

Korea

Scotland

Singapore

+ 2 teams to be confirmed

Women’s Pools:

Ireland (venue to be confirmed) 8-16 June 2019

Czech Republic

France

Ireland

Korea

Malaysia

Scotland

Ukraine

+ 1 team to be confirmed

Japan (venue to be confirmed) 15-23 June 2019

Chile

Fiji

India

Japan

Mexico

Poland

Russia

Uruguay

Valencia (Spain) 19-27 June 2019

Belarus

Canada

Italy

South Africa

Spain

Thailand

Wales

+ 1 team to be confirmed