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The Ghana national men’s hockey team will come face to face with two-time silver medallist – India at the University of Birmingham Hockey and Squash Centre on Sunday, July 31.

Meanwhile, the Ghana female hockey team will also play India [female] on Friday, July 29. Ghana is drawn in a difficult Pool B along side India, England, Canada, and Wales while the Pool A consists of six-time champions Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Pakistan and Scotland.

The Ghana women are in Pool A, which also has England, Canada, Wales and India.The top two teams from each pool in both men and women’s competition qualify for the semifinals.

The men’s reigning champions, Australia, will take on Scotland in their opening match and will then face New Zealand on 1 August – a repeat of the Gold Coast 2018 men’s hockey final.

The final of the women’s event will be held on Sunday 7 August 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 8 August, just a few hours before the Closing Ceremony.

There will be 54 hockey matches in total, with 40 group games, six classification matches, four semi-finals, four medal matches and all of these matches will be played at the University of a Birmingham, the official competition venue for hockey at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

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