Bhubaneswar, April 26 (LocalWire): India will play its first match against Russia in the International Hockey Federation Series Finals, an Olympic qualifier event, to be held here at Kalinga Stadium from 6-15 June.
The tournament will be coach Graham Reid’s first big assignment.
After Russia, India will play against Poland on 7 June and Uzbekistan on 10 June in the pool matches. The final will be played at Hiroshima, Japan from 15-23 June.
Indian women are pitted against Uruguay on 15 June, followed by matches against Poland on 16 June and Fiji on 18 June.
FIH Series Finals is one of the tournaments for qualify to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Match between the top two teams from each FIH Series Finals event will be held in October and November 2019.