Bengaluru, May 19: The 11th edition of Men's Hockey Asia Cup is all set to be held at the GBK Hockey Field in Jakarta, Indonesia, starting from Monday (May 23) with the group or pool stages and ending with the final on June 1.
The top five teams from the previous Asia Cup (India, Japan, Malaysia, Pakistan & South Korea), the hosts (Indonesia) and the two finalists from the 2022 AHF Cup (Bangladesh & Oman) have qualified for the Asia Cup Hockey 2022 tournament.
As for the Asia Cup Hockey 2022 pools, defending champions India have been drawn in Pool A along with arch-rivals Pakistan, Japan and hosts Indonesia, while Pool B comprises record winners South Korea, Malaysia, Bangladesh and Oman.
India led by Birendra Lakra will open their campaign against Pakistan on the opening day of the tournament and face Japan and Indonesia in the next two pool matches.
India has won the Asia Cup Hockey title three times and will look to go level with record title winners South Korea, who have won the cup four times so far.
Here is the Indian squad, full schedule, pools, points table, telecast and live streaming information for Asia Cup Hockey 2022:
Indian squad for Asia Cup Hockey 2022
Goalkeepers: Pankaj Kumar Rajak, Suraj Karkera
Defenders: Nilam Sanjeep Xess, Yashdeep Siwach, Abhisek Lakra, Birendra Lakra (Captain), Manjeet, Dipsan Tirkey
Midfielders: Vishnukant Singh, Raj Kumar Pal, Mareeswaren Sakthivel, Sheshe Gowda BM, Simranjeet Singh
Forwards: Pawan Rajbhar, Abharan Sudev, SV Sunil (Vice Captain), Uttam Singh, S Karthi
Replacement Players and standbys: Maninder Singh, Pawan, Pardeep Singh. Ankit Pal, Angad Bir Singh
Asia Cup Men's Hockey 2022 Format
Eight teams will be split into two groups of four teams each. Then the four teams in each pool will play each other once, with the top two teams of each pool progressing to the second round (Super 4s), while the third and fourth placed teams will head into the 5th to 8th classification.
In the second round, the four teams will play each other once with top two teams then playing the final and the remaining two playing the third place play-off as there is World Cup spot up for grabs.
The top three teams will qualify for the Men's FIH Hockey World Cup 2023. India, however, have already qualified as hosts for show-piece event, meaning the other three teams progressing to the Super 4s will join them in the World Cup 2023.
Meanwhile, 5th to 8th classification will be two cross-over semifinals between third from Pool A vs fouth from Pool B and third from Pool B vs fourth from Pool A. Then the winners of the match will play the 5th and 6th place decider, while the losers of the semifinals will play the 7th and 8th place decider.
Asia Cup Hockey 2022 Pool Stages Schedule & Results
|Date||Fixture||Pool||Time in IST||Result|
|23 May||Malaysia vs Oman||B||10:15 AM||7-0|
|23 May||South Korea vs Bangladesh||B||12:30 PM||6-1|
|23 May||Japan vs Indonesia||A||2:45 PM||9-0|
|23 May||India vs Pakistan||A||5 PM||1-1|
|24 May||Oman vs Bangladesh||B||10:15 AM||1-2|
|24 May||Pakistan vs Indonesia||A||12:30 PM||13-0|
|24 May||South Korea vs Malaysia||B||2:45 PM||4-5|
|24 May||India vs Japan||A||5 PM||2-5|
|26 May||Oman vs South Korea||B||10:15 AM||1-5|
|26 May||Malaysia vs Bangladesh||B||12:30 PM||8-1|
|26 May||Pakistan vs Japan||A||2:45 PM||2-3|
|26 May||India vs Indonesia||A||5 PM||16-0|
Asia Cup Hockey 2022 Pools and Points Table
Note: Top two from each pool progress to second round (Super 4s). Remaining head into Fifth to Eighth classification matches.
Asia Cup Hockey 2022 Second Round or Super 4s Points Table and Schedule
Note: Teams finishing in the top two will play the final and the remaining two will play a third-place decider.
|Date||Fixture||Time in IST||Result|
|28 May||Malaysia vs South Korea||2:30 PM||2-2|
|28 May||India vs Japan||5 PM||2-1|
|29 May||Japan vs South Korea||2:30 PM||1-3|
|29 May||Malaysia vs India||5 PM||3-3|
|31 May||Japan vs Malaysia||2:30 PM||0-5|
|31 May||India vs South Korea||5 PM||4-4|
|1 June||Third Place Match: Japan vs India||2:30 PM||0-1|
|1 June||Final: Malaysia vs South Korea||5 PM||1-2|
Asia Cup Hockey 2022 fifth to eighth place classification schedule
|Date||Fixture||Time in IST||Result|
|28 May||Pakistan vs Oman||12 PM||5-2|
|29 May||Bangladesh vs Indonesia||12 PM||4-2|
|31 May||7th Place Game: Oman vs Indonesia||12 PM||2-0|
|1 June||5th Place Game: Pakistan vs Bangladesh||12 PM||8-0|
Asia Cup Hockey 2022 Telecast and Live Streaming Information
Star Sports India has the broadcast rights for the tournament in India. Fans can watch the matches live from May 23 on Star Sports Select 2 and Star Sports Select 2HD. One can also live stream the matches using Disney+ Hotstar.
Asia Cup Hockey 2022 Final Standings
|Winner (Gold Medal)||South Korea|
|Runner Up (Silver Medal)||Malaysia|
|Third Place (Bronze Medal)||India|