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FIH Hockey Women's Junior World Cup South Africa 2021: Argentina and Ireland on board

September 24, 2021

Following last week’s announcement by Hockey Australia and Hockey New Zealand that they will no longer be able to participate to theFIH Hockey Women's Junior World Cup South Africa 2021 due to COVID-related international travel restrictions put in place by their respective governments, both teams have been replaced by Argentina and Ireland.

The Junior representatives of the Tokyo 2020 silver medallists and of the 2018 FIH Hockey Women’s World Cup finalists have been selected as they currently are the next best ranked nations – according to the FIH World Rankings for senior teams – among those not having qualified.

Argentina – Las Leoncitas - won the last edition of the FIH Hockey Women’s Junior World Cup staged in 2016 in Chile.

FIH’s flagship event for Women’s Juniors will take place at the North-West University (NWU) of the academic city of Potchefstroom - situated approx. 120 km west-southwest of Johannesburg – from 5 to 16 December 2021. It will involve 16 teams from all around the world.

The match schedule will be communicated at a later stage.

The list of Officials selected for the event is available here

More details on the FIH Hockey Women's Junior World Cup South Africa 2021 are available here.

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