5 Players new Hockey format soon

A five-a-side format to promote hockey among young players is under the International Hockey Federation's consideration, FIH president Leandro Negre has said. Addressing the media at the Azlan Shah Cup at Ipoh in Malaysia on Sunday, Negre said the FIH was mainly concentrating on its two main properties the traditional outdoor game with 11 players on each side and the indoor version that is very popular in Europe. "Out sports is about these two versions. But with an eye on promoting hockey among youth, we are thinking about the 5-a-side concept," Negre said. "This also involves the question of linking hockey to the Youth Games," said the FIH president.

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