Asia Cup 2017: Schedule, Venue and India Squad

Hero Asia Cup 2017: India to Take On Japan in the Opening Game on 11th October

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File photo of Sardara Singh, former captain of the Indian Hockey Team. <i>(Photo: IANS)</i>

Hockey lovers across Asia rejoice. The Asia Cup is finally here. The tournament will be held from 11 to 22 October, and will be titled the ‘Hero Asia Cup 2017’.

The 10th edition of the quadrennial event will take place at the Maulana Bhashani National Hockey Stadium in Dhaka, returning to Bangladesh for the first time since 1985. India, playing as favourites in the tournament, will take on Japan in the opening game on Wednesday, 18 October.

Group A of the tournament will be interesting to look at, with the likes of India placed with arch-rivals Pakistan, host nation Bangladesh, and Japan.

Hero Asia Cup 2017, Group A and Group B. <i>(Photo: <b>The Quint</b>)</i>
Hero Asia Cup 2017, Group A and Group B. (Photo: The Quint)

Asia Cup 2017 - Full Schedule

Asia Cup: Wednesday, 11 October, 2017
India vs Japan 14:30 Hrs (IST)
Pakistan vs Bangladesh 17:00 Hrs (IST)

Asia Cup: Thursday, 12 October, 2017
Malaysia vs China 14:30 Hrs (IST)
Korea vs Oman 17:00 Hrs (IST)

Asia Cup: Friday, 13 October, 2017
Pakistan vs Japan 14:30 Hrs (IST)
India vs Bangladesh 17:00 Hrs (IST)

Asia Cup: Saturday, 14 October, 2017
Oman vs China 14:30 Hrs (IST)
Korea vs Malaysia 17:00 Hrs (IST)

Asia Cup: Sunday, 15 October, 2017
Bangladesh vs Japan 14:30 Hrs (IST)
India vs Pakistan 17:00 Hrs (IST)

Asia Cup: Monday, 16 October, 2017
Malaysia vs China 14:30 Hrs (IST)
Korea vs Oman 17:00 Hrs (IST)

Asia Cup 2017 - Super 4s Schedule

Wednesday, 18 October 2017
Malaysia vs Pakistan 14:30 Hrs (IST)
India vs South Korea 17:00 Hrs (IST)

Thursday, 19 October 2017
South Korea vs Pakistan 14:30 Hrs (IST)
India vs Malaysia 17:00 Hrs (IST)

Saturday, 21 October 2017
South Korea vs Malaysia 14:30 Hrs (IST)
India vs Pakistan 17:00 Hrs (IST)

LIVE: India vs Pakistan Asia Cup Hockey Live: Start Delayed Due to Rain

Asia Cup 2017 Final Match

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Third-Place Match
Pakistan vs South Korea (14:30 Hrs IST)

Aisa Cup 2017 Final
India vs Malasia (17:00 Hrs IST)

Asia Cup 2017 - Indian Team

India Squad

Defenders: Dipsan Tirkey, Kothajit Khadangbam, Surender Kumar, Harmanpreet Singh, Varun Kumar

Midfielders: SK Uthappa, Sardar Singh, Manpreet Singh (captain), Chinglensana Kangujam, Sumit

Forwards: SV Sunil (vice-captain), Akashdeep Singh, Ramandeep Singh, Lalit Kumar, Gurjant Singh, Satbir Singh

Goalkeepers: Akash Chikte, Suraj Karkera

With a fairly new age defence line, a very experienced midfield, and a promising performance in the group stages, Team India will definitely look forward to win Asia Cup 2017, making it a Diwali gift to the nation!

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