Field hockey at the 2006 Asian Games
The field hockey tournament at the 2006 Asian Games was held from 2 to 14 December 2006 in Al-Rayyan Hockey Field.
|Field hockey |
at the 2006 Asian Games
|Venue||Al-Rayyan Hockey Field|
|Dates||2 December 2006 – 14 December 2006|
|Competitors||271 from 10 nations|
In this event, 10 teams participated in men's events and 7 teams participated in women's events.
Top 6 Asian teams, South Korea, India, Pakistan, Japan, China and Malaysia could enter the men's competition directly. For the next four spots a qualification tournament was held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from 11 to 20 May 2006.
Women's qualification tournament was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 5 to 9 June 2006. All four teams qualified for the Asian Games but later Pakistan withdrew.
The teams were distributed according to their position at the FIH World Rankings using the serpentine system for their distribution.