Eight-time Olympic champions India have been clubbed with arch-rivals Pakistan in the Hero Honda Hockey World Cup to be played here from February 28 to March 13 at the National Stadium.

India and Pakistan are in Pool B with Australia, Spain, England and South Africa.

Defending champions Germany are the top seed and are in Pool A with the Netherlands, South Korea, New Zealand, Canada and Argentina.

India will be hosting the tournament for the first time since the 1978 World Cup in Mumbai.

Pool A: Germany, Netherlands, South Korea, New Zealand, Canada, Argentina.

Pool B: Australia, Spain, England, Pakistan, India, South Africa.

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