London, England: The Men’s Hero Hockey World League Semi-Final revealed the teams that will line up in the event quarter-finals on Thursday.
The format of the tournament has allowed all 10 teams to play extra international matches. All the teams will look to change their gameplan with Pool A winners Argentina facing Pool B’s fourth placed Pakistan at 1315 GMT, before Pool B runners up India play Malaysia at 1530. Pool B winners The Netherlands meet Pool A’s fourth placed team China at 1745 before Pool A runners up England take on Canada, who finished third in Pool B, at 2000.
Match Schedule for the quarter-finals
Match 21 (9/10): Korea (5th Pool A) v Scotland (5th Pool B) – 11:00
Match 22 (QF): Argentina (1st Pool A) v Pakistan (4th Pool B) – 13:15
Match 23 (QF): India (2nd Pool B) v Malaysia (3rd Pool A) – 15:30
Match 25 (QF): Netherlands (1st Pool B) v China (4th Pool A) – 17:45
Match 24 (QF): England (2nd Pool A) v Canada (3rd Pool B) – 20:00
The classification matches for 5th to 8th place will be as follows:
Loser Match 22 v Loser Match 23
Loser Match 24 v Loser Match 25
The top five teams from this tournament automatically qualify for the World Cup, so each of the winning quarter finalists will book their place in the tournament in India in 2018.
If England beat Canada, their semi final will be at 4:15pm on Saturday afternoon against Netherlands or China. The semi finals are as follows:
Argentina/Pakistan vs India/Malaysia
Netherlands/China vs England/Canada
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