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Tokyo Olympics: Indian men's hockey team drawn with Argentina, Australia

Indian players celebrate after qualifying for the 2020 Olympics, at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar. PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra

NEW DELHI -- India were clubbed along with defending champions Argentina and world No. 1 Australia in Pool A of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics men's hockey competition in the groupings announced by world governing body FIH on Saturday. The other teams in the pool are Spain, New Zealand and hosts Japan.

The Indian women's team was placed in Pool A along with defending champions Great Britain and world No. 1 Netherlands. The other teams in Pool A are Germany, Ireland and South Africa.

The men's Pool B is made up of Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Great Britain, Canada and South Africa.

India, ranked fifth in the world, qualified for the Tokyo Olympics after beating Russia 11-3 on aggregate in the qualifiers held in Bhubaneswar earlier this month.

The women's Pool B is made up of Australia, Argentina, New Zealand, Spain, China and hosts Japan.

Ranked ninth in the world, the Indian women's team qualified for the Tokyo Olympics after beating United Sates 6-5 on aggregate in the qualifiers in Bhubaneswar.