Junior Hockey World Cup 2021 set to commence on November 24 in India; check out the full schedule

India will begin their campaign on Wednesday when they lock horns with France in an evening game, with action beginning from IST 8:00 PM onwards. 

Rohan Gulaty Author

Updated - 23 November 2021 6:01 pm

The 2021 edition of Men's FIH Junior Hockey World Cup is set to kick off on November 24 at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, India. There is already a lot of buzz around the mega event with so many young hockey players across the globe set to feature. All eyes will be on the home side - India- who are the defending champions, having clinched the previous edition in 2016.

As expected, India will start as one of the favourites this year as well with some of the other major contenders being Germany, Belgium, Argentina and the Netherlands. Notably, they have been drawn in Pool B alongside Canada, France and Poland. The Men in Blue will begin their campaign on Wednesday when they lock horns with France in an evening game, with action beginning from IST 8:00 PM onwards.

Full schedule of Junior Hockey World Cup 2021

Match No.

Day/Date Pool Time (in IST) Match
1 Wednesday, November 24 A 09:30 Belgium vs South Africa
2 Wednesday, November 24 D 12:00 Germany vs Pakistan
3 Wednesday, November 24 B 14:30 Canada vs Poland
4 Wednesday, November 24 A 17:00 Malaysia vs Chile
5 Wednesday, November 24 B 20:00 India vs France
6 Thursday, November 25 D 09:30 Argentina vs Egypt
7 Thursday, November 25 C 12:00 Netherlands vs Korea
8 Thursday, November 25 C 14:30 Spain vs United States
9 Thursday, November 25 B 17:00 France vs Poland
10 Thursday, November 25 B 19:30 Canada vs India
11 Friday, November 26 A 09:30 South Africa vs Chile
12 Friday, November 26 C 12:00 Korea vs United States
13 Friday, November 26 C 14:30 Spain vs Netherlands
14 Friday, November 26 D 17:00 Argentina vs Germany
15 Friday, November 26 A 19:30 Malaysia vs Belgium
16 Saturday, November 27 D 09:30 Pakistan vs Egypt
17 Saturday, November 27 B 12:00 France vs Canada
18 Saturday, November 27 A 14:30 South Africa vs Malaysia
19 Saturday, November 27 A 17:00 Belgium vs Chile
20 Saturday, November 27 B 19:30 India vs Poland
21 Sunday, November 28 C 12:00 Korea vs Spain
22 Sunday, November 28 C 14:30 Netherlands vs United States
23 Sunday, November 28 D 17:00 Pakistan vs Argentina
24 Sunday, November 28 D 19:30 Germany vs Egypt
25 Tuesday, November 30 9/16 10:30 3rd Pool A vs 4th Pool B
26 Tuesday, November 30 9/16 13:30 3rd Pool D vs 4th Pool C
27 Tuesday, November 30 9/16 16:30 3rd Pool B vs 4th Pool A
28 Tuesday, November 30 9/16 19:30 3rd Pool C vs 4th Pool D
29 Wednesday, December 1 QF1 10:30 1st Pool A vs 2nd Pool B
30 Wednesday, December 1 QF1 13:30 1st Pool D vs 2nd Pool C
31 Wednesday, December 1 QF1 16:30 1st Pool B vs 2nd Pool A
32 Wednesday, December 1 QF1 19:30 1st Pool C vs 2nd Pool D
33 Thursday, December 2 13/16 10:30 Loser Match 25 vs Loser Match 26
34 Thursday, December 2 13/16 13:30 Loser Match 27 vs Loser Match 28
35 Thursday, December 2 9/12 16:30 Winner Match 25 vs Winner Match 26
36 Thursday, December 2 9/12 19:30 Winner Match 27 vs Winner Match 28
37 Friday, December 3 5/8 10:30 Loser Match 29 vs Loser Match 30
38 Friday, December 3 5/8 13:30 Loser Match 31 vs Loser Match 32
39 Friday, December 3 SF 16:30 Winner Match 29 vs Winner Match 30
40 Friday, December 3 SF 19:30 Winner Match 31 vs Winner Match 32
41 Saturday, December 4 15/16 10:30 Loser Match 33 vs Loser Match 34
42 Saturday, December 4 13/14 13:30 Winner Match 33 vs Winner Match 34
43 Saturday, December 4 11/12 16:30 Loser Match 35 vs Loser Match 36
44 Saturday, December 4 9/10 19:30 Winner Match 35 vs Winner Match 36
45 Sunday, December 5 7/8 10:30 Loser Match 37 vs Loser Match 38
46 Sunday, December 5 5/6 13:30 Winner Match 37 vs Winner Match 38
47 Sunday, December 5 3/4 16:30 Loser Match 39 vs Loser Match 40
48 Sunday, December 5 FINAL 19:30 Winner Match 39 vs Winner Match 40

India's squad for the mega event

Vivek Sagar Prasad (Captain), Sanjay (Vice-captain), Prashant Chauhan (Goalkeeper), Pawan (Goalkeeper), Shardanand Tiwari, Sudeep Chirmako, Rahul Kumar Rajbhar, Maninder Singh, Vishnukant Singh, Ankit Pal, Uttam Singh, Sunil Jojo, Manjeet, Rabichandra Singh Moirangthem, Abhishek Lakra, Yashdeep Siwach, Gurmukh Singh, Araijeet Singh Hundal.