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India meet Dutch first in Champions Trophy

India will meet Olympic champions the Netherlands in their opening match in the 24th men's Champions Trophy hockey tournament, to be held in Cologne, Germany, from August 31 to September 8.

India, who qualified for the Champions Trophy after winning the first men's Champions Challenge in December 2001, will be playing in the elite six-team tournament after a hiatus of six years, having last appeared in the 1996 edition when they hosted the event in Madras.

The other participating teams are: World Cup silver medallists Australia, World champions Germany, Korea and Pakistan.

The match schedule

Saturday, Aug 31:
1215 hrs: Germany vs Pakistan
1415 hrs: India vs Netherlands
1615 hrs: Australia vs Korea

Sunday, September 1
1215 hrs: India vs Germany
1430 hrs: Korea vs Pakistan
1700: Netherlands vs Australia

Monday, September 2:
Rest Day

Tuesday, September 3:
1515 hrs: Australia vs India
1745 hrs: Pakistan vs Netherlands

Wednesday, September 4:
1515 hrs: Germany vs Korea
1745 hrs: India vs Pakistan

Thursday, September 5:
1515 hrs: Australia vs Germany
1715 hrs: Korea vs Netherlands

Friday, September 6
1315 hrs: Pakistan vs Australia
1515 hrs: Netherlands vs Germany
1745 hrs: Korea vs India

Saturday, September 7
Rest Day

Sunday, September 8
0930 hrs: 5th vs 6th
1200 hrs: 3rd vs 4th
1500 hrs: 1st vs 2nd

10th Women's Champions Trophy

The tournament will be held in Macau, China, from August 24 to September 1, 2002.

Participating teams: Argentina, Australia, China, England, the Netherlands, New Zealand.

Match schedule

Saturday, August 24:
1500 hrs: Argentina vs New Zealand
1700 hrs: Australia vs Netherlands
1900 hrs: Opening ceremony
2000 hrs: China vs England

Sunday, August 25
1600 hrs: Argentina vs Netherlands
1800 hrs: England vs New Zealand
2000 hrs: Australia vs China

Monday, August 26:
Rest Day

Tuesday, August 27:
1600 hrs: Australia vs New Zealand
1800 hrs: Argentina vs England
2000 hrs: China vs Netherlands

Wednesday, August 28
1600 hrs: Australia vs England
1800 hrs: Netherlands vs New Zealand
2000 hrs: Argentina vs China

Thursday, August 29
Rest Day

Friday, August 30
1600 hrs: England vs Netherlands
1800 hrs: China vs New Zealand
2000 hrs: Argentina vs Australia

Saturday, August 31
Rest Day

Sunday, September 1
1615 hrs: 5th vs 6th
1730 hrs: 3rd vs 4th
2000 hrs: 1st vs 2nd
Closing Ceremony