Get ready for the second clash of India in the FIH Men’s Hockey Champions Trophy 2016 as India vs Great Britain goes live on 11th June, 2016 at the Lee Valley Hockey Centre in London, UK.
So once again the FIH Hockey Champions Trophy is back with it’s new edition. The FIH Men’s Hockey Champions Trophy 2016 will be the 38th edition of the most prestigious Hockey league in the world. It started way back in 1978 with six teams competing for the gold. It’s a biannual tournament i.e. it happens after every two years. It’s last edition was held in 2014. This time with increasing competition in every sport the challenge could be even much bigger. This time though eight teams will be competing together for the gold medal.
The Host nation i.e. Great Britain’s best finish of the leagues came in 2010 when they once again became runner-up after 1985 performance in Monchengladbach of Germany. They have played very well throughout the tournaments held till now. They are always lead from the front by the important players. While they got defeated in Raipur last time with India. So this time they will try to give their best to take a revenge of the last defeat.
While the Indian team’s best performance was way back back in 1982 in Amstelveen, Netherlands, when they finished at third spot. After that they have been playing swift game of to reach the 4th/5th position. While their recent best performance was in 2014 in Bhubaneswar, when they managed to acquire the 4th spot. The FIH ranking of India is 7th. While the FIH ranking of Great Britain is 4th. So it would be a crunch game between the two great rivals. The matches are going to be held in London, UK at Lee Valley Hockey Centre.
FIH Men’s Hockey Champions Trophy 2016 Teams Info
1. Great Britain
Goalkeepers: George Pinner, James Bailey
Defenders: Henry Weir, Michael Hoare, Ian Lewers, Dan Fox
Midfielders: Ashley Jackson, Harry Martin, Adam Dixon, Barry Middleton, David Condon, Nick Catlin, David Ames
Forwards: Alastair Bogdan, Sam Ward, Mark Gleghorne, Ian Sloane.
Goalkeepers: PR Sreejesh (c), Vikas Dahiya
Defenders: Kothajit Singh, Surender Kumar, Harmanpreet Singh, V.R Raghunath, Pardeep More
Midfielders: Danish Mujtaba, Chinglensena Singh, Manpreet Singh, SK Uthappa, Harjeet Singh, Devinder Sunil Walmiki
Forwards: Talwinder Singh, Mandeep Singh, SV Sunil, Ramandeep Singh, Nikkin Thimmaiah, Akashdeep Singh.
When and how to watch the live telecast of FIH Men’s Hockey Champions Trophy 2016 on TV and Online
The live telecast of the Match starts at 4pm BST/8.30pm IST on 11th June, 2016. Live coverage of the live match in the UK is available on BT Sport and BT Sport HD. While in India, the live coverage is available on TV Channels such as Star Sports 2 and Star Sports 2 HD.