New Delhi, March 15 (CNMSports) - India Under-18 men's team are grouped with South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong China and Cambodia in Pool A while the eves will take on Korea, Thailand and Singapore in Pool B at the mens and womens Asian Youth Olympic Games Qualifiers, beginning from April 25 in Thailand, it was announced on Thursday.
The five-day hockey event is for players between the age group of 15 to 18 years and the tournament, along with the Youth Olympic Games Hockey competition will follow the futuristic Hockey five's format. The men's team will play their first match against Cambodia on the opening day while the eves will begin their campaign against Singapore.
Speaking about the prospects at the Qualifiers, Hockey India's High Performance Director David John said: "With winning this tournament, teams become eligible for the Youth Olympic Games, so we have to go there to win. It will be challenging because it's Hockey 5s and the nature of the game can be quite unpredictable.