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Korea pull out of Champions Trophy
September 05, 2007 20:31 IST
Asian Games champion Korea on Wednesday became the second team to pull out of the Champions Trophy men's hockey tournament to be held in Lahore [Images].
Koreans decided to give a miss to the tournament, to be held between December 1 and 9, in the wake of Tuesday's twin blasts in Rawalpindi, which killed 25 people.
"Korean Hockey Federation held a meeting in Seoul and decided against the country's participation in Champions Trophy," Korean coach Myung Jun Cho and skipper Seo Jong Ho told reporters at the post match conference after a drawn encounter against China at the Asia Cup tournament in Chennai.
Olympic champion Australia have already pulled of the tournament.