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16 February, 2018 00:00 00 AM
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Asian Games Hockey

Bangladesh drawn in Group A

Sports Reporter

The grouping and the schedule of the upcoming Asian Games hockey qualifying round have already been completed when Bangladesh drawn in the Group A. Nine teams will compete in the qualifying phase in Oman which will start from March 8.

Nine teams will compete in two groups. Bangladesh have been drawn in Group A alomg with Hong Kong, Thailand, Afghanistan and Indonesia, while the Group B was comprised with Sri Lanka, Chinese Taipei, Kazakhstan and Oman.

Bangladesh will leave Dhaka for Oman on March 7 while they will begin their campaign on March 9 with taking on Afghanistan, will face Thailand in the next day, will play the third match on March 12 against Hong Kong and will finish the group leg matches with taking on the Asian Games hosts Indonesia on March 13.

Meanwhile, a total of 12 teams will play in the Asian Games when five teams from the qualifying round will join with South Korea, India, Pakistan, Japan, Malaysia, China and host Indonesia, who will play straight in the Games. 

The Games will be held in Jakarta from August 18 to September 02, 2018 when Bangladesh began their preparation for the qualifying round from the midway of January when team’s head coach Mahbub Harun has already been reduced the team to 28 from 38-man preliminary squad.

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