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Orange players against New Zealand, Malaysia and Chile

The Orangemen will compete against New Zealand, Malaysia and Chile during the World Cup in India. The nations were joined by the Netherlands on Thursday morning during the draw for the tournament, which runs from January 13 to 29.

New Zealand are the toughest customer for the Orange in their Group C Kiwis Current number nine in the world and a fixture in the World Cup. However, they did not finish higher than seventh in the global finals. Currently ranked tenth in the world, Malaysia has finished second in the last Asian Games. In the last two World Cups, the Asians played a supporting role: there they finished twelfth and fifteenth.

Chile is the great unknown of the orange group. The South American outfit had surprisingly finished second in the last Pan American Games and therefore punched their ticket to the World Cup for the first time. Chile ranked 23rd in the world and was the lowest ranked country among all participants. In its rich international history, the Netherlands have only played one match against Chile: In 1999, the Orange team won in Santiago with big numbers: 1-12.

Group leader

The Netherlands, India, Australia and Belgium were appointed as group leaders. As a result, these top countries could not be met. Germany was the top seed in ‘Pot 2’ and is tied with World Cup title holders Belgium, who will face Japan and South Korea.

As with the Women’s World Cup, the team that wins the group directly qualifies for the quarter-finals. Numbers two and three play a crossover to join the top eight.

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The World Cup will be played in both Bhubaneswar – the previous World Cup venues – and Rourkela. It’s not yet clear which city Orange will end up in. The tournament organizers announced on Thursday that the tournament schedule will be announced in a few days.