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Asian Champions Trophy 2023 schedule: India and China will face each other in the first match

The Asian Hockey Federation released the Asian Champions Trophy 2023 schedule on Tuesday, which will be played from August 3 to August 12.

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After 16 years, the Asian Champions Trophy 2023 is going to start in Chennai. The Asian Hockey Federation has released its schedule on Tuesday, which will be played from August 3 to August 12, 2023, in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The first match will be between defending champions Korea and Japan. Let us tell you the schedule of this league and when India will compete.

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Asian Champions Trophy 2023 schedule: India and China will face each other in the first match | Sportz Point

A total of 6 teams will participate in the League. Image- Sportstar - The Hindu

India and China will compete on the Opening Day

India will take on China in the third match of the Asian Champions Trophy 2023 on the opening day i.e. August 3 at the Mayor Radhakrishnan Hockey Stadium in Chennai. In addition, a total of 6 teams will participate in this Asian Champions Trophy League. The six-team tournament will see Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, Japan, China, and India battle it out for top honors.

Earlier, the Asian Champions Trophy 2021 title was won by South Korea. At the same time, the Indian men's hockey team won this trophy in 2011, 2016, and 2018. Pakistan has also won the Asian Champion Trophy thrice. They had won the title in 2012, 2013, and 2018. If India wins this year's tournament, it will become the most successful Asian Champions Trophy nation in history.

On the occasion, Hockey India President Dilip Tirkey said, "We are absolutely delighted to be hosting the Hero Asian Champions Trophy Chennai 2023 and announcing the schedule is a landmark day, as it sets the ball rolling for the tournament. While I would surely love to see the Indian Men's Hockey Team come out on top, I am certain that all the nations will put their best foot forward and treat us with exceptional hockey during the tournament."

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Asian Champions Trophy 2023 schedule:

Thursday, 3 August 2023

  • 16:00: Korea v Japan
  • 18:15: Malaysia v Pakistan
  • 20:30: India v China

Friday, 4 August 2023

  • 16:00: Korea v Pakistan
  • 18:15: China v Malaysia
  • 20:30:l India v Japan

Saturday, 5 August 2023 – Rest Day

Sunday, 6 August 2023

  • 16:00: China v Korea
  • 18:15: Pakistan v Japan
  • 20:30: Malaysia v India

Monday, 7 August 2023

  • 16:00: Japan v Malaysia
  • 18:15: Pakistan v China
  • 20:30: Korea v India

Tuesday, 8 August 2023 – Rest Day

Wednesday, 9 August 2023

  • 16:00: Japan v China
  • 18:15: Malaysia v Korea
  • 20:30: India v Pakistan

Thursday, 10 August 2023 – Rest Day

Friday, 11 August 2023

  • 15:30: 5/6th Place – 5th in Pool v 6th in Pool
  • 18:00: Semi-Final 1 – 2nd in Pool v 3rd in Pool
  • 20:30: Semi-Final 2 – 1st in Pool v 4th in Pool

Saturday, 12 August 2023

  • 18:00: 3/4th Place – Loser SF1 v Loser SF2
  • 20:30: Final – Winner SF1 v Winner SF2
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