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Indian hockey team leaves for Belgium

IANS 09 Jun 2015, 7:20:19 IST

New Delhi:  The Indian men's hockey team left for Belgium from here on Monday night to take part in the Hockey World League Semi-Final.

The 10-team tournament will be played in Antwerp from June 20 to July 5.

A top-4 position at the tourney will help teams qualify for the Hockey World League Final to be played in India in November-December. Also, a top-3 finish will help sides qualify for the 2016 Olympics for which India have already secured their berth by winning the 2014 Asian Games gold.

India have been placed in Pool A with Australia, France, Pakistan and Poland and will start their campaign against France on June 20.