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India to play China in Azlan Shah opener

Source: PTI
March 30, 2010 19:27 IST
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Defending champions India will take on China in their campaign-opener at the 19th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup International Hockey Tournament to be held at Ipoh, Malaysia from May 6-16.

Besides India and China, other countries taking part in the seven-nation annual tournament are world champions Australia, Asian number one South Korea, Pakistan, Egypt and hosts Malaysia.

The tournament will be played on a round-robin format with the top two teams clashing for the title, while the third and fourth teams will play for the bronze medal, a Hockey India release said on Tuesday.

Australia have won the event a record five times, while India emerged victorious on four occasions -- 1985, 1991, 1995, 2009 -- and were runner-up two years ago.

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