Fixtures for Hero Hockey World League Final

England's Dan Fox and Adam Dixon celebrate - England v Japan

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has revealed the now-confirmed match schedule for the men’s Hockey Hockey World League Final, which takes place in New Delhi from 10-18 January 2014.

The tournament will see eight of the world's finest teams in action and is the culmination of a journey which began back in August 2012 when the first rounds of the competition were played.

The event features two pools of four followed by quarter-finals, semi-finals, classification and medal matches. Pool A will feature reigning Olympic and European Champions Germany alongside New Zealand, England and hosts nation India, while current World Champions Australia face the Netherlands, Belgium and Argentina in Pool B.

The Round-Robin pool phase will take place over three competition days between 10 and 13 January. Following the Round Robin, the teams will move into the crossover quarter-final phase, with the pool winners meeting the bottom team from the opposite pool. The #2 and #3 finishers will also face-off in the knock out quarter-final. From there, the winners move into semi-finals and the medal games, with the losing teams playing for placement.

The opening day of the tournament (Friday 10 January) will feature all eight teams taking to the field. Two matches from Pool B will kick things off, with Australia and Belgium meeting at 8:30 (UK time) before Netherlands and Argentina go head-to-head at 10:30. In Pool A, Germany take on New Zealand at 12:30 ahead of the mouth-watering meeting between England and India at 14:30.

To see the complete tournament schedule, please click here - make sure you check back in with England Hockey in two weeks time to find out the squad that'll be travelling to New Delhi for this exciting tournament. Before that, England's senior women are in Argentina for their own World League Final.

Source: FIH