Following last week’s announcement by and that they will no longer be able to participate to the FIH Odisha Hockey Men's Junior World Cup Bhubaneswar 2021 due to COVID-related international travel restrictions put in place by their respective governments, both teams have been replaced by the USA and Canada.
Since the qualification process for the event stipulates that the Pan American Hockey Federation has the quota of the first reserve, the USA – who finished third of the recent Junior Pan Am Championships - have been selected. The second reserve spot was attributed to the best team in the FIH World Rankings (Seniors) not yet qualified, namely Canada.
As announced by Hockey India earlier today, , Odisha, the outstanding venue which will also host the next FIH Hockey Men’s World Cup in 2023.
The match schedule, involving , will be communicated at a later stage.
The list of Officials selected for the event is available .
The last edition of the was won by the hosts, India.
More details on the FIH Odisha Hockey Men's Junior World Cup Bhubaneswar 2021 are available .
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