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Hockey World League: Counter ticket sale begins

Bhubaneswar: After the online sale of the tickets for the eight-nation Hockey World League (HWL) Final matches to be held at the Kalinga Stadium here in December, the offline ticket sales have begun in 14 places in Bhubaneswar, including at one of the counters at the stadium.

Sources said while people can buy ticket at the counter opened near gate number 3 of the Kalinga Stadium, sports lovers can also purchase tickets from 13 other places in the city. The tickets for the 10-day event, which is starting from December 1, will be priced at Rs 50 (East Stand) and Rs 250 (West Stand).

League matches will take place from December 1 to 5.

While Germany and England will play on the opening of the tournament on December 1, it will be followed by hosts India playing Australia in the second match. India will also play on December 2 and 4 with England and Germany, respectively at the Kalinga Stadium here.

While the Men's Hockey World League Final, involving eight of World's best teams including hosts India, will be played between December 1 and 10, 2017 in Bhubaneswar, the World Cup which is scheduled to be held between November and December, 2018 will see 15 teams join the hosts at the event at the Kalinga Stadium too.

Meanwhile, preparations are in full swing for the ensuing event.

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