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Commonwealth Games hockey: Match schedules for Birmingham 2022 unveiled

England men and women will both face Ghana in their opening match of the 2022 Commonwealth Games at the University of a Birmingham, while India and Pakistan have been kept apart in the men’s group stages.

Both England teams also have group games against India, Canada and Wales, while Australia and New Zealand face off in pool stage clashes across both genders.

Reigning men’s champions Australia will face New Zealand, South Africa, Pakistan and Scotland in the group stages, while defending women’s champions, New Zealand, face Australia, Kenya, Scotland and South Africa.

Both the women’s and the men’s competitions will begin on Friday July 29, with Black Sticks women taking on Kenya and South Africa playing Scotland.

Hosts England, will face Ghana in the first match of the men’s competition with New Zealand facing Scotland in the same session.

There will be a home nations clash on July 31 when England men play Wales.

Meanwhile, both England teams, who each won bronze medals on the Gold Coast in 2018, will be taking on India in the group stages. England men face them on Aug 1 and the England women against India takes place the following day.

The final of the women’s event will be held on Aug 7 and will be part of a super Sunday for women’s sport at the Games, with the final of the netball tournament and the final of the first ever Commonwealth Games women’s cricket T20 tournament being held on the same day.

The men’s final will be played on Monday August 8, just a few hours before the Closing Ceremony.

Sessions for the group stages include two matches and tickets start at just £8 for under 16s and £15 for adults. More at www.birmingham2022.com

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