KARACHI: The Pakistan Hockey Federation yesterday announced that the U21 team will leave for the tour of Europe for a test match series against Spain and Netherland on August 21.
The tour is part of the U21 team’s preparation for the Junior Hockey World Cup, along with a training camp that will take place at the National Hockey Stadium in Lahore from August 16.
The camp currently holds 31 probables that will be shortlisted to 16 players who will fly off to Spain.
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The U21 team will first face Spain’s national junior side in a three-test series, before leaving for the Netherlands where they would play against top teams from Dutch Premier Division league — the most competitive domestic hockey league in the world.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 11th, 2016.
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