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Feb 23, 2010
Ten Sports to telecast Hero Honda FIH World Cup 2010

Ten Sports to telecast Hero Honda FIH World Cup 2010
Ten Sports is all geared to telecast the Hero Honda FIH World Cup 2010 starting February 28 to March 13, 2010. The prestigious once in four year extravaganza will be played at National Stadium, Delhi. Ten Sports will also be producing the telecast of the World Cup.

The Hero Honda FIH World Cup will have the top 12 teams namely Pakistan, India, Korea, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Netherlands, Germany, Spain, England, Argentina and Canda clashing with each other for the coveted title. South Africa will take on Spain in the opening match on February 28, 2010. Hosts India will start their campaign by playing the last match on Day One against traditional rivals Pakistan.

The Hockey World Cup is being organised by International Hockey Federation (FIH) since 1971. It is held every four years, bridging the four years between the Summer Olympics. Five countries have dominated the event's history. Pakistan is the most successful team, having won the tournament four times. The Netherlands have won three titles, Germany has won two titles while India and Australia have each won the tournament once.

Atul Pande, CEO Sports Business Essel Group said, “We are delighted to telecast Hero Honda FIH World Cup 2010. World Cup 2010 will serve as an ideal preparatory platform for the Commonwealth Games, to be held in India in the same year. The tournament will herald an exciting year in Indian sport.” He further added, “Ten Sports will be telecasting the matches with pre post programming, user friendly graphics to make the viewing experience a delight. We hope the telecast of Hero Honda FIH World Cup 2010 will greatly contribute to the success of the hockey in the country."

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