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Discussion in '[ARCHIVE] Tournaments' started by Goalie64, Jun 11, 2016.
Have to ask - what is the validity or purpose of such a tournament!!!
less than 80 days to the Olympics - no Holland, no Spain, No Argentina?
Can't say I know anything about the selection process for the teams, but just looking at the man's tournament they do have 6 out of the top 9 ranked teams.
EDIT : According to Sport mag, it is the hosts (GB), Olympic champions (Ger), World Cup and World League champions (Aus won both), Champions Challenge 1 winners (S Kor), and one invite - here 2 as Aus are double winners, so Bel & Ind.
EDIT 2: I'm told the Dutch had declined an invitation to the tournament (when in Argentina) on cost grounds.
Yes the Dutch are a huge miss, maybe
Argentina aren't involved given IHF cancelled the tournament that was meant to be hosted by them, and Spain are ranked 11th.
If Wikipedia is to be believed, the CT will end in 2018 anyway.
This really isn't a good advert for the FIH.
Its just not playable out there.
Report on GB v Ind.