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Champions Trophy hockey live on Ten Sports

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NChampions Trophy hockey live on Ten Sports

Six top hockey teams to battle at Terrasa, Spain

MUMBAI, July 21: Ten Sports, the world's number one sports channel for south Asians, will be the home for live telecast of world-class hockey action when the top six teams in the world clash in the Sahara Champions Trophy.

The premier FIH tournament will be held in Terrassa, Spain from July 22-30, with the top six hockey nations in the world – Australia, Pakistan, Spain, Germany, Netherlands and defending champions Argentina battling it out for top honours.

The Champions Trophy this year assumes added significance considering that the World Cup will be held in Monchengladbach, Germany, in less than six weeks time. Each of the six teams are sure to put up fierce competition in order to get a psychological boost, and the players will give more than their 100 per cent to impress their respective selectors ahead of the World Cup (which will also feature India and will be available live and exclusive in the India, Pakistan and Middle East on Ten Sports).

Ten Sports will cover a majority of matches live and these can also be watched later as highlights, as well as full re-runs. Three round-robin matches will be played every day except for Monday and Wednesday (rest days).

The final will be live, starting from 9:15 pm IST on Sunday, July 30. This will be preceded by the third-fourth place playoff match, the live telecast of which starts at 6:45 pm IST.

Australia will start the tournament as overwhelming favourites. They hold every major trophy in world golf except for the World Cup, and hence this tournament will be of major importance to the Kookaburas. Netherlands will be the other team to watch, especially after their stunning 6-2 win over Australia in the Azlan Shah Trophy final last month.

The Spaniards who like to go one step better than their second-place finish last year, while Pakistan still remains the most beautiful team to watch in world hockey, given their sublime stick skills. Germany has always been strong competitors.

ABOUT TEN SPORTS: Only launched in April 2002, Taj TV’s Ten Sports is watched by more viewers than any other sports channel in the sub-continent and is available in nearly 50 million cable/ satellite households worldwide. In just a short span of three years, Ten Sports has also become the world’s biggest producers of cricket. The Channel broadcasts cricket from Sharjah, the West Indies, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Morocco throughout the Indian sub-continent and Asia, as well as in Europe and the Middle East. Other cricket properties broadcast by Ten Sports in certain territories include internationals from India, the World Cup 2003 and the ICC Champions Trophy 2004.

For further information please contact:

Lavanya Iyer

Ten Sports

Tel: 022 56623101/6289

Email: lavanyai@tajtv.com

Neha Parab / Canta Dadlaney

ZZEBRA, Mumbai

Tel: 022 26496712/6713

Email: neha@zzebra.net/ canta@zzebra.net

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