Asian Champions Trophy 2021 Schedule, Teams, Squads & Venues

Asian Champions Trophy 2021 Schedule, Schedules, Teams, Squads and Venues: The Asian Champions Trophy 2021 is a separate men’s field hockey tournament and a separate women’s hockey tournament. The Men’s Asian Champions Trophy was scheduled to start on March 11, but will be postponed again until the end of October this year.

While the Women’s Asian Champions Trophy, which was scheduled for March 31, is also postponed to later in September 2021.

2021 Asian Champions Trophy Schedule

Originally, the sixth edition of the Asian Champions Trophy was scheduled to take place between November 2020 and March 2021. The opening match was between India and Japan. But due to Covid-19, the tournament was postponed to March 2021 and now again postponed to October 2021.

The full 2021 Asian Champions Trophy schedule along with the men’s and women’s tournament matches will be posted here after official confirmation.

This tournament organized by AHF (Asian Hockey Federation) features the top 6 Asian national hockey teams. The tournament is postponed to keep the environment safe and risk-free for players, due to the increase in Covid19 cases in Asia.

Equipment

2021 Men’s Asian Champions Trophy Teams

  • Bangladesh (hosts)
  • India
  • Japan
  • Pakistan
  • Malaysia
  • South Korea

Each of the six teams above will play each of the other five teams once in a free-for-all league format. The top four teams will qualify for the semi-finals and the last two teams will play a match for 5th and 6th place. India is the defending champion, it has won the tournament three times (2011,2016 and 2018).

2021 Asian Champions Trophy Teams

  • South Korea (host)
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  • Japan
  • India
  • Thailand
  • Malaysia

It will be Thailand’s first appearance at the biennial tournament. Each of the six teams above will play each of the other five teams once in a free-for-all league format.

The top two teams will qualify for the Finals, while the third and fourth place teams will play a match for third place and the last two teams will play a match for fifth place.

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Venues

2021 Men’s Asian Champions Trophy: The host country for the Asian Champions Trophy 2021 is Bangladesh. All matches will be organized by the Maulana Bhasani Hockey Stadium in Dhaka. It is the first time that Bangladesh has participated in the Asian Champions Trophy.

2021 Women’s Asian Champions Trophy: The host country for the 2021 Women’s Asian Champions Trophy is defending champion South Korea. All matches will be hosted by Donghae City Sunrise Stadium in Donghae.

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