6th ranked India will take on Belgium (ranked 5th in the FIH World ranking) in their first match of the the European Tour starting 9th August in Belgium.
India will play two matches against Belgium, two against Netherlands and one against Austria. The matches with Belgium will be played on 9th and 10th August 2017 at 10:30pm IST (19:00 local time) in Boom, Belgium.
On the Other hand, India will take on Netherlands on 13th August 2017 at 6:30pm IST (15:00 local time) in Waalwijk,
Netherlands & 14th August at 11:30pm IST (20:00 local time) in Amstelveen, Netherlands.
One match against Austria will be played on 16th August 2017 at 9:30pm (18:00 local time) in Amstelveen,
Indian Hockey Squad European Tour August 2017:
1. Akash Anil Chikte
2. Suraj Karkera.
3. Dipsan Tirkey
4. Kothajit Singh
5. Gurinder Singh
6. Amit Rohidas
7. Varun Kumar.
8. SK Uthappa
9. Harjeet Singh
11. Chinglensana Singh (Vice-Captain)
12. Manpreet Singh (Captain)
13. Nilakanta Sharma.
14. Mandeep Singh
15. Ramandeep Singh
16. Lalit Kumar Upadhyay
17. Gurjant Singh
18. Armaan Qureshi.
Indian head coach: Roeland Oltmans.
Match Live telecast & live streaming: All matches of the 2017 European Hockey Tournament will be live streamed on hotstar. In India, live telecast will be available on Star Sports 2 & Star Sports 2 HD.
Prediction: India to win 3-2 Belgium.