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Schedule confirmed for Champions Trophy

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Schedule-confirmed-for-Champions-TrophyThe FIH has confirmed the match schedule for the 2016 Women’s Champions Trophy

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has confirmed the match schedule and six teams who will compete at the 2016 Women’s Champions Trophy in London from 19-27 June.
The Black Sticks Women will go up against the Netherlands, Argentina, Australia, Great Britain and USA as they battle it out to be crowned the best of the best as Champions Trophy winners.

The Kiwis get their campaign underway with a clash against world number one Netherlands on Sunday 19 June (NZ time), with a rematch of December’s World League Final against Argentina looming seven days later.

New Zealand, ranked fourth in the world, will take plenty of confidence from their runners up finish in Rosario in what was their best ever result at a major FIH event.

In the last edition of the Champions Trophy in December 2014, the Black Sticks finished fourth after being edged 2-1 by the Dutch in the bronze medal game.

Reigning Olympic and World Cup champs Netherlands will be looking to get back to winning ways after missing out on the title at last year’s Hockey World League Final and the EuroHockey Championships.

Defending champions Argentina, who recently leapfrogged Australia into second place in the world rankings, will be looking to win two events in succession.

Oceania champions Australia will be looking to go one better at this year’s event, as they finished runners up to Argentina’s ‘Las Leonas’ in the 2014 Champions Trophy held in Mendoza, Argentina.

Hosts Great Britain, ranked sixth in the world (based on England’s rankings), will be looking to build upon last year’s success when they won the Hockey World League Semi-Final in Valencia, Spain.

USA qualified for this year’s event through the Champions Challenge in Glasgow, Scotland back in April 2014.

This will be the last major international hockey competition before these teams meet again at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

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