The New Zealand Under 21 Men are all set for the Hockey Junior World Cup which gets underway this week in Lucknow, India.

Germany are bidding for their third successive title, but must fight off 15 of best junior nations on the planet if they are going to succeed as the next generation of global hockey stars look to make their mark from 8-18 December.

With four teams fighting it out for two available quarter-final places in each of the four pools at Lucknows Major Dhyan Chand Hockey Stadium, every single match has meaning and one slip-up could prove costly.

The Kiwis have a talented side which is led by Black Sticks Nic Woods, Dominic Newman, Sam Lane, David Brydon, Brad Read and Leo Mitai-Wells.

New Zealand will be gunning for the title alongside Australia, Argentina, England, Germany, India, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, South Africa, Canada, Austria, Belgium, Egypt, Pakistan and Spain.

All New Zealand games will be broadcast LIVE on SKY Sport!

MATCH SCHEDULE (ALL IN NZ TIME)

Thursday December 8th

NZ Under 21s vs Japan, 7pm

Saturday December 10th

NZ Under 21s vs Germany, 1:30am

Monday December 12th

NZ Under 21s vs Spain, 2:30am

Thursday December 15th

Quarter Finals

Friday December 16th

Semi Finals

Sunday December 18th

Finals Day



- This story has been automatically published using a media release from Hockey NZ